Spears v. Mississippi County Detention Center et al
ORDER granting in part 74 Motion. Mr. Spears may propound no more than 25 requests for admission to each Defendant and he must wait for a Defendant's response to the requests for admission before propounding new requests for admission to that Defendant. Mr. Spears' request for court-appointed counsel is denied, without prejudice, for reasons previously stated. Signed by Magistrate Judge Beth Deere on 7/15/2014. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
JAMES LEE SPEARS, JR.
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY DETENTION CENTER, et al.
Mr. Spears has filed a combined motion to compel, motion for appointed counsel,
and motion to reconsider. (Docket entry #74) He first asks the Court to reconsider its
protective order limiting the number of requests for admission he may propound. (Docket
entry #74). He rightly complains that the order granting the Defendants’ motion for
protective order was vague.
Within the first 18 days of June, Mr. Spears propounded 677 requests for
admission to the Defendants, a number this Court deemed “excessive.” The Court
ordered Mr. Spears to draft and propound a more “concise set of requests for admission”
within 30 days of the Order. Mr. Spears now says that he does not understand how many
requests the Court considers “excessive” or how many the Court considers “concise.”
The motion (#74) is granted to this extent: Mr. Spears may propound no more than
25 requests for admission to each Defendant. And he must wait for a Defendant’s
responses to the requests for admission before propounding new requests for admission to
Mr. Spears has also moved to compel the Defendants to respond to his other
discovery requests. If the Defendants do not respond to interrogatories and requests for
production, Mr. Spears may file a properly supported motion to compel. At this time,
however, he has not provided a basis to grant his motion to compel responses. His
request for court-appointed counsel is denied, without prejudice, for reasons previously
Mr. Spears’s pending motion (#74) is granted, in part, and denied, in part, this 15th
day of July, 2014.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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