Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Company v. Cullen et al
MINUTE ORDER denying 72 Motion for Reconsideration, by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 8/19/2014.(slibi, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 13-cv-03218-REB-MJW
METROPOLITAN PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY,
RAYMOND CULLEN, Individually and as Parent and Legal Guardian of B.C., a Minor,
Entered by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe
It is hereby ORDERED that Plaintiff Metropolitan Property and Casualty
Insurance Company’s Motion for Relief from Order Granting Defendant Raymond
Cullen’s Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery (docket no. 72) is
DENIED. This court found good cause to extend the deadline to complete discovery to
September 10, 2014, and to extend the deadline to file dispositive motions to
September 24, 2014. See docket no. 68. This court continues to find good cause even
in light of the arguments presented in the subject motion (docket no. 72). Plaintiff
argues that this court did not provide them an opportunity to respond to such motion
(docket no. 66) pursuant to D.C.COLO.LCivR 7.1(d). However, Plaintiff fails to cite the
last sentence of D.C.COLO.LCivR 7.1(d) which states, in pertinent part, “. . . Nothing in
this rule precludes a judicial officer from ruling on a motion at any time after it is
filed.” Furthermore, I find no prejudice to Plaintiff by such extensions of time to
complete discovery or for filing of dispositive motions. In this case, the Trial Preparation
Conference and Final Pretrial Conference is not set until November 21, 2014, and the
Jury Trial (5 days) is not set until December 15, 2014, before District Judge Blackburn.
Under these facts, Plaintiff has failed to demonstrate any prejudice.
Date: August 19, 2014
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