Johnson v. Boyd et al

Filing 29

ORDER directing the Clerk to redocket 26 Plaintiff's Letter to the Court as "Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Defendants to Answer Plaintiff's August 26, 2008 Requests for Production". Defendants shall file a Response to Plaintiff's Motion to Compel within 11 days of the entry of this Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 9/17/08. (jct)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS JONESBORO DIVISION JONATHON B. JOHNSON ADC #140542 V. 3:08CV00084 SWW/JTR DEFENDANTS ORDER Plaintiff, who is a prisoner proceeding pro se in this 1983 action, has sent the Court a letter regarding discovery matters. See docket entry #26. After careful review, the Court concludes that the letter should be redocketed as a Motion to Compel. The Court will instruct the Clerk accordingly. Further, in his letter, Plaintiff states that Defendants have not responded to his "letters" requesting information about the John Doe healthcare providers named in this action. In order to obtain such information, Plaintiff should send Defendants interrogatories (that are drafted in compliance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 33) and not letters. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT: 1. The Clerk is directed to redocket "Plaintiff's letter to the Court" (docket entry #26) as PLAINTIFF LARRY ZANE BOYD, Administrator, Crittenden County Detention Center, et al. "Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Defendants to Answer Plaintiff's August 26, 2008 Requests for Production." 2. Defendants shall file a Response to Plaintiff's Motion to Compel within eleven days of the entry of this Order. Dated this 17th day of September, 2008. UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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