Murry v. Floyd et al
ORDER denying 43 Motion to Compel. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 1/10/13. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
MONTEL DEON MURRY,
MARY BETH FLOYD, et al.
This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel (Doc. No. 43).
Defendants filed Responses in opposition to the Motion (Doc. Nos. 48, 53).
In his Motion, Plaintiff asks the Court to order Defendants to respond to his discovery
requests. Defendant Brewer states in his Response (Doc. No. 48) that Plaintiff filed his Motion
prior to the due date for the responses, and that he will submit them when due. The remaining
Defendants state that Plaintiff served them requests for production of documents on November
20, 2012, and that they timely responded on December 20, 2012 (Doc. No. 53). They also state
that as of the date of their Response (December 21, 2012), the interrogatories submitted by
Plaintiff on November 28, 2012 were not yet due. Finally, Defendants asks the Court to deny
Plaintiff’s Motion based on his failure to attempt to resolve this issue prior to the filing of a
motion, as set forth in FED.R.CIV.P. 37(a)(1) and Local Rule 7.2(g).
The Court finds no evidence of a failure by Defendants to respond to Plaintiff’s
discovery requests, and that Plaintiff improperly filed his motion prematurely and prior to
attempting to resolve the issue. Accordingly,
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel (Doc. No. 43) is
IT IS SO ORDERED this 10th day of January, 2013.
JEROME T. KEARNEY
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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