Taylor v. Midnight Express Books et al

Filing 22

ORDER denying 21 Request for Production of Documents filed by Kirell Taylor. Signed by Honorable P. K. Holmes, III on February 7, 2013. Copy of order mailed to non CM/ECF participant. (jas)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS HARRISON DIVISION KIRELL TAYLOR v. PLAINTIFF Case No. 3:11-CV-03128 MIDNIGHT EXPRESS BOOKS; and LINDA HUDDLESTON DEFENDANTS ORDER Before the Court is Plaintiff Kirell Taylor’s “Request for Production of Documents” (Doc. 21), which the Court construes as a request for a waiver of fees that would otherwise be due for the Court to copy or reproduce a document that Plaintiff electronically filed with the Court. Specifically, Taylor requests that the Court send him a copy of a 129-page manuscript (Docs. 16, 16-1, and 16-2) he filed in this case. For reproduction of any record or paper, the Clerk of Court is required to collect from a party a fee of $0.50 per page. 28 U.S.C. § 1914(b); District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule (printed with 28 U.S.C. § 1914). Exemptions to the fee requirements should be granted as the exception, not the rule. 28 U.S.C. § 1914, Judicial Conference Policy Notes. The Court finds that no fee exemption is warranted in this case. The Court is not a free copying service, but a judicial body. The Court notes that, depending on Taylor’s circumstances, Taylor may be able to access the document electronically via a federal judiciary Internet site at a reduced cost. See Electronic Public Access fee schedule (printed with 28 U.S.C. § 1914). For the above reasons, Plaintiff’s Request (Doc. 21) is DENIED. IT IS SO ORDERED this 7th day of February, 2013. s/P. K. Holmes, III P.K. HOLMES, III CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE

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