Linn v. Mason

Filing 10

ORDER granting the parties until on or before August 10, 2012, in which to complete discovery and up to September 10, 2012, to file any dispositive motions. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 2/13/12. (kpr)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION KEVIN LINN, ADC #119571 V. PLAINTIFF 4:12-cv-00004-DPM-JTK CHAD MASON DEFENDANT INITIAL SCHEDULING ORDER Defendant has filed his 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 August 10, 2012, and file any dispositive motions on or before September 10, 2012. Dated this 13th day of February, 2012. ____________________________________ 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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