Nesmith v. Bonner et al

Filing 21

ORDER giving the parties six months in which to complete discovery and seven months to file any dispositive motions. Discovery due by 6/15/2012, Motions due by 7/15/2011. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 12/15/11. (kpr)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION LEON NESMITH, ADC #655326 V. PLAINTIFF 4:11-cv-00698-JMM-JTK CPL. BONNER, 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 June 15, 2012, and file any dispositive motions on or before July 15, 2012. Dated this 15th day of December, 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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