Parks v. Lantz et al
ORDER denying 77 Plaintiff's Motion for Referral to ADR and granting 85 Defendant's Motion for Leave to File a Memorandum in Excess of the Page Limit. Defendants have seven (7) days to comply. See attached memorandum. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Vanessa L. Bryant on August 25, 2011. (Butler, Ayanna)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT
DAVID S. L. PARKS
THERESA LANTZ, ET AL.
August 25, 2011
RULING DENYING [Doc. # 77] PLAINTIFF’S MOTION
AND GRANTING [Doc. #85] DEFENDANT’S MOTION
Pending before the court is the plaintiff’s motion for referral of the case
to Alternate Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) and defendants’ motion for leave to file a
memorandum in support of their motion to dismiss in excess of thirty-five pages.
For reasons set forth below, the plaintiff’s motion is denied and the defendants’
motion is granted.
Pursuant to Local Rule 16(h), the court may refer a case for “voluntary
ADR at any stage of the litigation deemed appropriate by the parties and the
judge” assigned to the case. Local Rule 16(h), D. Conn. L. Civ. R. The
defendants have filed an objection to the motion for referral of the case to ADR
and state that they will be moving to dismiss the amended complaint. The court
concludes that it would not be appropriate to refer this case to ADR at this stage
of the litigation given that the defendants have now moved to dismiss all
remaining claims in the amended complaint. Accordingly, the motion for referral
to ADR is denied without prejudice.
The defendants move for leave to file a memorandum in support of their
motion to dismiss in excess of thirty-five pages. Counsel claims that the fifty-six
page brief in support of the motion to dismiss is necessary in view of the number
of remaining defendants and multiple claims in the amended complaint. The
motion for leave is granted.
The Motion for Referral of the Case to ADR [Doc. No. 77] is DENIED
without prejudice. The defendants’ Motion for Leave to File a Brief in Excess of
Thirty-Five Pages [Doc. No. 85] is GRANTED.
SO ORDERED this 25th day of August, 2011, at Hartford, Connecticut.
Vanessa L. Bryant
United States District Judge
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