Bond v. Hughes et al

Filing 26

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING 25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Notice of Appeal to 7/7/16. Signed by Judge David A. Faber on 6/6/2016. (c/m)(hmls, Deputy Clerk)

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  IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND NORTHERN DIVISION WILLIAM C. BOND, Plaintiff, v. Civil Action No.: 1:15-00199-DAF JOHNNY L. HUGHES, et al. Defendants. MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER Pending before the court is plaintiff’s motion to extend the deadline to file a notice of appeal. (Doc. No. 25). The court GRANTS the motion for the reasons that follow. In support of his motion, plaintiff states that a law firm is currently reviewing his case to determine whether to represent him on appeal. (Doc. No. 25 at 2). Consequently, plaintiff requests additional time to prepare and file a notice of appeal in this case. Id. Under Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(b)(5)(A)(ii), the district court may extend the time to file a notice of appeal when a party shows excusable neglect or good cause. Plaintiff has demonstrated good cause for an extension, having sought representation for his appeal. Accordingly, the court GRANTS plaintiff’s motion and extends the deadline for filing his notice of appeal to July 7, 2016. 1   The Clerk is DIRECTED to   send a copy of this Memorandum Opinion and Order to counsel of record and to plaintiff, pro se. It is so ORDERED on this 6th day of June, 2016. ENTER: David A. Faber Senior United States District Judge 2  

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