Green v. Gober et al

Filing 51

ORDER granting in part and denying in part without prejudice 44 Motion to Depose. Green's request to depose the Defendants is denied for now. Green should serve any interrogatories on Defendants' counsel and Defendants should respond. Unn opposed 45 Motion to Amend is granted for good cause. Amended Complaint due by 15 April 2014. Houser and Colvin's 49 Motion to Stay Discovery is denied without prejudice. A scheduling Order will issue. Signed by Judge D. P. Marshall Jr. on 4/2/2014. (jak)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION JAMES GREEN, ADC # 113001 v. PLAINTIFF No. 5:12-cv-406-DPM MARK GOBER, Drew County Sheriff; SUSAN POTTS, Administrator of Drew County Detention Facility; PAUL D. SELBY, Attorney, Monticello Regional OCSE; PARKER HOUSER, Claims Representative, Social Security; CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner, Social Security Administration; and TALIA LAMBERT, Investigator, Monticello Office of Child Support Enforcement DEFENDANTS ORDER 1. Motion, NQ 44, granted in part and denied in part without prejudice. Green's request to depose the Defendants is denied for now. Given his IFP status, it appears he cannot pay for the depositions. Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(b)(3). If he wishes to pursue them, though, he must first arrange for payment. Green also says certain Defendants have been ignoring his document requests. NQ 44 at 1-2. Houser, Colvin, Selby, and Lambert responded that they have not been served with any discovery requests. NQ 46 & NQ 48. Green should serve any interrogatories on Defendants' counsel, FED. R. CIV. P. S(a)(l)(C), and Defendants should respond. FED. R. CN. P. 33(b). These requests and responses do not need to be filed with the Court. 2. Defendants have informally advised the Court that they do not object to Green's proposed amendment. Unopposed motion to amend, NQ 45, granted for good cause. Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a)(2). Amended complaint due by 15 April2014. 3. Houser and Colvin's motion to stay discovery as to them, NQ 49, is denied without prejudice. As to depositions, it is mooted by denial of Green's motion to depose. And while Houser and Colvin may be entitled to qualified immunity, the case needs to keep moving forward whether they are or not. 4. A Scheduling Order will issue. So Ordered. -2-

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