Jones et al v. Chapman et al
ORDER denying 131 Motion for Reconsideration. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephanie A Gallagher on 4/12/2017. (krs, Deputy Clerk)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MARYLAND
STEPHANIE A. GALLAGHER
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
101 WEST LOMBARD STREET
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21201
Fax (410) 962-1812
April 12, 2017
LETTER TO COUNSEL
Tawanda Jones, et al. v. Officer Nicholas David Chapman, et al.;
Civil Case No. ELH-14-2627
I have reviewed Plaintiffs’ Motion for Reconsideration of this Court’s March 7, 2017
Order (“Motion”) and Defendants’ Opposition thereto. [ECF Nos. 131, 142]. Plaintiffs’ Motion
essentially reiterates arguments that I considered, and rejected, in my March 7, 2017 opinion.
See [ECF No. 130]. No new arguments have been raised. It is unclear from Plaintiffs’ Motion
whether it is intended to be a Motion for Reconsideration addressed to me, or an appeal of my
discovery ruling to the District Judge. To the extent that it is intended to be the former, the
Motion [ECF No. 131] is DENIED for the reasons stated in my March 7, 2017 opinion. To the
extent it is intended to be the latter, Plaintiff should re-file the motion as an appeal, referencing
28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A) and the legal standard set forth therein. I recognize that the reply
period on Plaintiff’s Motion has not yet lapsed, but I wish to provide the parties with sufficient
time to pursue further recourse, if so desired.
Despite the informal nature of this letter, it will be flagged as an Opinion and docketed as
Stephanie A. Gallagher
United States Magistrate Judge
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