Givens v. County of Sacramento, et al.

Filing 67

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman on 7/14/17 ORDERING that Plaintiff's MOTION for an Extension to respond to defendants' first set of written discovery requests 66 is GRANTED; Responses are due by 9/5/2017. Plaintiff's Request to Compel Discovery from defendants is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.(Mena-Sanchez, L)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 FRANCOIS P. GIVENS, 12 Plaintiff, 13 14 No. 2:15-cv-720-KJN PS v. ORDER COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO, et al., 15 Defendants. 16 On July 13, 2017, plaintiff filed a motion for an extension of time to respond to 17 18 defendants’ first set of discovery requests, including requests for admission. (ECF No. 66.) 19 Plaintiff received the discovery requests on July 5, 2017, but claims that he has been unable to 20 access some of his legal materials due to a prison lockdown. He requests a 30-day extension to 21 respond to the discovery requests. In light of the circumstances as represented by plaintiff, and 22 given that the discovery completion deadline is many months away, the court grants the requested 23 extension pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 36(a)(3). 24 In his motion, plaintiff also renews his request for the court to compel certain discovery 25 from defendants. However, nothing in plaintiff’s motion suggests that meet-and-confer efforts 26 with respect to that discovery have been properly initiated and exhausted, as previously ordered 27 by the court. Therefore, the court denies that request without prejudice. 28 //// 1 1 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 2 1. Plaintiff’s motion for an extension to respond to defendants’ first set of written 3 discovery requests (ECF No. 66) is GRANTED. Responses are due September 5, 4 2017. 5 6 2. Plaintiff’s request to compel discovery from defendants is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. 7 8 Dated: July 14, 2017 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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