Bond v. Hughes et al
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)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND
WILLIAM C. BOND,
Civil Action No.: 1:15-00199-DAF
JOHNNY L. HUGHES, et al.
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).
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).
plaintiff requests additional time to prepare and file a notice
of appeal in this case.
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.
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.
David A. Faber
Senior United States District Judge
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