Godbold v. Reynolds
ORDER granting 14 Motion to Compel. Plaintiff to provide Defendants with required responses to discovery requests by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2017. Signed by Honorable James R. Marschewski on March 28, 2017. (mll)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
MARQUIS JERMANE GODBOLD
Civil No. 4:16-cv-04069
Plaintiff Marquis Jermane Godbold proceeds in this action pro se and in forma pauperis
pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
Currently before the Court is Defendant’s Amended Motion to
Compel Responses to Interrogatories and Requests for Production. ECF No. 14. Plaintiff has not
In his Motion, Defendant states he first served Interrogatories and Requests for Production
to Plaintiff on January 11, 2017. Defendant indicates the responses were due by February 13,
2017, and to date Plaintiff has not responded. The discovery requests were not returned as
undeliverable. On February 14, 2017, Defendants attempted to resolve this discovery dispute in
good faith without court intervention and sent correspondence to Plaintiff requesting his past-due
discovery responses. The correspondence was not returned as undeliverable. Plaintiff again failed
Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Plaintiff is afforded thirty (30) days to respond
to discovery requests. Fed. R. Civ. P. 33(b)(2) & 34(b)(2)(A). Plaintiff did not request an
extension of time to respond to Defendants’ discovery requests. Therefore, Plaintiff has failed to
respond in the time provided by law.
Accordingly, Defendants’ Motion to Compel (ECF No. 14) is GRANTED. Plaintiff is
DIRECTED to provide Defendants with the required responses to the discovery requests by 5:00
p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2017. Plaintiff is advised that failure to comply with this Order
may result in the dismissal of this case.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 28th day of March 2017.
/s/ J. Marschewski
HON. JAMES R. MARSCHEWSKI
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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