Bowen v. Arnold et al

Filing 9

INITIAL SCHEDULING ORDER setting following deadlines: (Discovery due by 12/30/2011, Motions due by 1/30/2012). Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 7/1/2011. (jct)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS JONESBORO DIVISION JOSEPH N. BOWEN, ADC #141176 V. PLAINTIFF 3:11-cv-00104-DPM-JTK PAULETT ARNOLD, et al. DEFENDANTS INITIAL SCHEDULING ORDER Defendants have filed their Answer to Plaintiff’s Complaint. The Court will give the parties six months to complete discovery and seven months (30 days after the close of discovery) to file any dispositive motions.1 IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the parties shall complete discovery on or before December 30, 2011, and file any dispositive motions on or before January 30, 2012. Dated this 1st day of July, 2011. ____________________________________ JEROME T. KEARNEY UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 1 This means that the parties must send their final discovery requests to the opposing side so that they have the full amount of time, as provided by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, to respond before the discovery deadline expires. For instance, Fed. R. Civ. P. 33(b)(2) states that a party has 30 days to respond to interrogatories. Thus, the parties must send their final interrogatories to the opposing side at least 30 days before the expiration of the discovery deadline -1-

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