Pachinger v. United States Bureau of Prisons et al
ORDER denying docket entry # 44 Plaintiff's Motion for Discovery and directing the Clerk to REFRAIN FROM DOCKETING any future written discovery from Plaintiff. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 05/16/2011. (ksm)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
KENNETH JOHN PACHINGER
GRAHAM, Health Services Administrator,
Forrest City Federal Correctional Institution, et al.
On May 6, 2011, Plaintiff filed a Motion for Discovery asking Defendants to
produce certain documents. See docket entry #44.
Plaintiff’s discovery request is premature because Defendants have recently
been given an extension, until June 9, 2011, to file their Answer or other responsive
pleading. See docket entry #40. Once Defendants do so, Plaintiff must mail his
discovery requests directly to the opposing counsel, along with a certificate of service,
and not file them in the record. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 5(d).
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT:
Plaintiff’s Motion for Discovery (docket entry #44) is DENIED.
The Clerk is directed to REFRAIN FROM DOCKETING any future
written discovery from Plaintiff.
Dated this 16th May, 2011.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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