Willis v. Griffin et al

Filing 18

INITIAL SCHEDULING ORDER granting 15 MOTION to Take Deposition from Zachary Willis filed by Corey Rayner. The parties must complete discovery on or before 6/13/2014 and file any dispositve motions on or before 7/14/2014. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 02/19/2014. (kcs)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION ZACHARY WILLIS, ADC #143271 PLAINTIFF V. 5:13CV00290 KGB/JTR COREY RAYNER, Sergeant, Cummins Unit, ADC DEFENDANT INITIAL SCHEDULING ORDER Defendant has filed his Answer and a Motion requesting permission to depose Plaintiff. Docs.14 & 15. The Court finds good cause for granting Defendant's request. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(a)(2)(B). Additionally, the Court will give the parties 120 days to complete discovery and 150 days to file any dispositive motions.1 IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT: 1. Defendant's Motion for Depose Plaintiff (Doc. 15) is granted. 2. The parties must complete discovery on or before June 13, 2014, and file any dispositive motions on or before July 14, 2014. 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. Dated this 19th day of February, 2014. UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE -2-

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