Blevins v. Zavaras et al

Filing 53

MINUTE ORDER denying without prejudice 48 Motion for Plaintiff to Appear by Phone and denying without prejudice 49 Plaintiff's Motion for Rule 15(c) Change of Heading, by Magistrate Judge Kathleen M. Tafoya on 2/25/10.(gms, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Magistrate Judge Kathleen M. Tafoya Civil Action No. 09­cv­01170­MSK­KMT TERRY BLEVINS, Plaintiff, v. ARISTEDES W. ZAVARAS, DONNA WEBSTER, LT. MARTINEZ, JOHN DOE #1, and JOHN DOW #2, Defendants. MINUTE ORDER ORDER ENTERED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE KATHLEEN M. TAFOYA The "Motion for Plaintiff to Appear by Phone" (Doc. No. 48, filed February 22, 2010) and "Motion for Rule 15(c) Change of Heading" (Doc. No. 49, filed February 22, 2010) are DENIED without prejudice. Plaintiff failed to confer with Defendant before filing the present motions. The Tenth Circuit has cautioned that pro se litigants "must follow the same rules of procedure that govern other litigants." Green v. Dorrell, 969 F.2d 915, 917 (10th Cir. 1992) ("[W]e have repeatedly upheld dismissals in situations where the parties themselves neglected their cases or refused to obey court orders."(citing cases)). The Local Rules of Practice for the District of Colorado require all parties to confer on motions and other disputes before a motion is filed. D.C.Colo.LCivR 7.1A; see also Visor v. Sprint, 1997 WL 796989 (D. Colo. 1997). Dated: February 25, 2010

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