Williams v. Whitfield et al
ORDER denying as moot 178 Motion to Compel; denying 195 Motion to Compel; denying 203 Motion for Order for Subpoenas; granting 205 Motion to Compel; granting 207 Motion for Reconsideration re 199 Order on Motion for Copies of Local Rules. Clerk is directed to forward Mr Williams a copy of the Local Rules. Signed by Magistrate Judge Beth Deere on 5/3/10. (dac)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT E A S T E R N DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS E A S T E R N DIVISION A L M. WILLIAMS A D C #362773 V. CASE NO. 2:09CV00100 JLH/BD DEFENDANTS ORDER S e p a ra te Defendants Whitfield, Robinson, and Bell have filed a motion to compel d is c o v e ry and an amended motion to compel discovery in this matter. (Docket entries # 1 7 8 and #205) Plaintiff has filed a motion to compel, a motion for order, and a motion fo r reconsideration. (#195, #203, and #207) I. D e fe n d a n t s' Motions to Compel In their original motion to compel (#178), Separate Defendants Whitfield, R o b inso n , and Bell requested that the Court order Plaintiff to respond to their discovery re q u e s ts and to sign a Medical Authorization to release his medical records. (#178) On A p ril 28, 2010, Plaintiff filed his Medical Authorization with the Court without having th e form notarized. (#201) Accordingly, Defendants may not use the Medical A u th o riz a tio n form to obtain copies of Plaintiff's medical records. Defendants Whitfield, R o b in s o n , and Bell now have filed an amended motion to compel, requesting that the C o u rt order Plaintiff to fully respond to their discovery requests and to provide a fully e x e c u ted and notarized Medical Authorization form. (#205) The motion (#205) is GRANTED.
L O N N I E WHITFIELD, et al.
P la in tif f is ordered to fully respond to the discovery requests submitted by D e f e n d a n ts Whitfield, Robinson, and Bell within fourteen (14) days of this Order. Plaintiff must include in his responses a fully executed and notarized Medical A u th o riz a tio n form. Defendants' original motion to compel (#178) is DENIED as moot. II. P la in t iff's Motion to Compel In his motion to compel discovery, Plaintiff requests that the Court order D e f e n d a n t Helena Regional Medical Center ("HRMC") to fully respond to his s u p p le m e n ta l discovery requests. (#195) HRMC has responded to Plaintiff's motion by s ta tin g that it has fully responded to Plaintiff's discovery requests. (#206) In addition, H R M C states that, because Plaintiff seems to be having problems receiving his mail, H R M C will send Plaintiff pleadings electronically, to the email address Plaintiff has p ro v id e d on some of his recent pleadings, and through the U.S. Mail. Based upon H R M C 's response and its good faith effort to assist Plaintiff in receiving HRMC's filings in this matter, Plaintiff's motion (#195) is DENIED. In addition, in his motion to compel, Plaintiff states that he has not been provided a c o p y of the motion for summary judgment filed by HRMC in this matter. On April 19, 2 0 1 0 , the Clerk of the Court provided Plaintiff copies of docket entries #151, #152, and # 1 5 3 . In addition, the Court provided Plaintiff additional time to respond to the motion f o r summary judgment. Plaintiff's response is due on or before May 6, 1010. (#192)
P la in t iff's Motion for Order In his motion for order, Plaintiff requests that the Clerk of Court provide him
thirteen "signed but otherwise blank subpoenas since he is representing himself." (#203) Plaintiff has not provided sufficient reason to justify such an order. The motion (#203) is D E N IE D . IV. P la in t iff's Motion for Reconsideration In Plaintiff's motion for reconsideration, he requests that the Court provide him a c o p y of the Local Rules for the Eastern District of Arkansas. (#207) Plaintiff's motion (# 2 0 7 ) is GRANTED. The Clerk is directed to forward Mr. Williams a copy of the Local R u l e s. IT IS SO ORDERED this 3rd day of May, 2010.
___________________________________ U N IT E D STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?