Holt v. Norris et al

Filing 57

ORDER granting 52 Motion for Copies and directing defendant to forward to plaintiff copies of the missing pages of his deposition, as noted in his motion, within 10 days of the date of this Order; denying 53 Motion to Compel and directing plaintiff to file a response to deft's summary judgment motion within 20 days of the date of this Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 4/29/10. (bkp)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION ROBERT BRYAN HOLT, ADC #104652 v. LARRY NORRIS, et al. ORDER This matter is before the Court on the defendant's motion for summary judgment (Doc. No. 37)1 and on the plaintiff's motions for copies and to compel (Doc. Nos. 52, 53). Plaintiff has not filed a response to defendant's motion, and states in his motion for copies that he is missing numerous pages from his deposition, which are needed before responding to defendant's motion. In addition, in his motion to compel, plaintiff asks for leave of Court to belatedly submit his first set of interrogatories to the defendant, the answers to which are also needed prior to responding to defendant's motion. Defendant has filed a response (Doc. No. 56) in which he notes that the summary judgment has been pending since January 25, 2010, and that plaintiff has received two extensions of time in which to file his response. Defendant also asks that plaintiff's complaint against him be dismissed with prejudice, for his failure to respond to the motion, and failure to file a statement of material facts. The Court notes that in its April 5, 2010 Order granting plaintiff's second motion for an extension of time, the Court stated plaintiff would not be granted any additional extensions. However, in the abundance of caution, the Court will grant plaintiff's motion for copies of his deposition transcript, and will provide him with one final opportunity in which to respond to defendant's motion. The Court will not, however, permit additional discovery, and will 1 PLAINTIFF 5:09CV00167SWW/JTK DEFENDANTS The sole remaining defendant in this action is Dr. Robert Scott. therefore deny his motion to compel. Accordingly, IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that the plaintiff's motion for copies (Doc. No. 52) is hereby GRANTED. Defendant is hereby directed to forward to plaintiff copies of the missing pages of his deposition, as noted in his motion, within ten days of the date of this Order. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that plaintiff's motion to compel (Doc. No. 53) is hereby DENIED. Plaintiff shall file a response to defendant's summary judgment motion within twenty days of the date of this Order. Failure to respond may result in the dismissal of plaintiff's complaint, pursuant to Local Rule 5.5(c)(2). IT IS SO ORDERED this 29th day of April, 2010. ______________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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