Black v. Rowland

Filing 18

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman on 8/25/2017 ORDERING 17 plaintiff's request be placed in the court file and disregarded. (Henshaw, R)

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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 DARNELL BLACK, SR., 12 Plaintiff, 13 14 No. 2:17-cv-0006 KJM KJN P v. ORDER SGT. T. ROWLAND, 15 Defendants. 16 17 Plaintiff is a state prisoner, proceeding without counsel. On August 10, 2017, plaintiff 18 filed a document stating he just wants to inform the court that a video interview was done, and 19 appears to ask the court to request the video and reports of the meeting. (ECF No. 17.) However, 20 plaintiff is informed that the court does not request discovery on behalf of litigants. Rather, it is 21 incumbent upon plaintiff to propound his own discovery requests. Once the court issues its discovery and scheduling order, plaintiff will be able to request 22 23 discovery from counsel for defendants. Court permission is not necessary for discovery requests. 24 Discovery requests served on an opposing party and that party’s responses should not be filed 25 with the court until such time as a party becomes dissatisfied with a response and seeks relief 26 from the court pursuant to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. In other words, discovery 27 requests between the parties shall not be filed with the court unless, and until, they are at issue. 28 //// 1 1 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff’s request (ECF No. 17) is placed 2 in the court file and disregarded. Plaintiff is cautioned that further filing of discovery requests or 3 responses, except as required by rule of court, may result in an order of sanctions, including, but 4 not limited to, a recommendation that this action be dismissed. 5 Dated: August 25, 2017 6 7 /blac0006.411 8 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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