Flaherty v. Meinzer
ORDER: The Plaintiff's response to the 30 motion for summary judgment must be filed within 14 days of this Order. See Local Rule 56.1, Rules of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Signed by Magistrate Judge Beth Deere on 2/10/2014. (ks)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
THOMAS STEVEN FLAHERTY
No. 5:13CV00143 SWW-BD
CURTIS L. MEINZER
Defendant Meinzer has moved for summary judgment on all claims in this lawsuit.
Mr. Flaherty may file a response opposing the motion if he wishes. To be considered, the
response must be filed within fourteen (14) days of this Order.1
In opposing the motion for summary judgment, Mr. Flaherty may attach affidavits
that he or others have signed. Because affidavits are sworn statements, they must be
either notarized or declared under penalty of perjury (see 28 U.S.C. § 1746). Unsworn
statements will not be considered in deciding the motion for summary judgment. And to
be considered, an affidavit must be based on the personal knowledge of the person
Local Rule 5.5(c)(2) includes requirements for parties who are not represented
by counsel. They must: promptly notify the Clerk and the other parties in the case of any
change in address; monitor the progress of the case and to prosecute or defend the case
diligently; sign all pleadings and include a current address, zip code, and telephone
number; and be familiar with and follow both Local Rules and the Federal Rules of Civil
Procedure. Any plaintiff not represented by counsel must respond to communications
from the Court within thirty (30) days, or the case can be dismissed.
If Mr. Flaherty files a response, he must also file a separate, short statement setting
forth the disputed facts that he believes must be decided at a trial. See Local Rule 56.1,
Rules of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 10th day of February, 2014.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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