Archibong v. Southwest Credit Systems et al

Filing 41

MEMORANDUM/ORDER directing Plaintiff and Defendant to file a written explanation as to why pleadings have not been timely filed by no later than close of business on October 26, 2017. Signed by Judge Peter J. Messitte on 10/16/2017. (bus, Deputy Clerk)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF MARYLAND PETER J. MESSITTE 6500 CHERRYWOOD LANE GREENBELT, MARYLAND 20770 301-344-0632 UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE MEMORANDUM TO: Pro Se Plaintiff & Counsel of Record FROM: Judge Peter J. Messitte RE: Archibong v. Southwest Credit Systems, et al. Civil Case No. PJM 17-1785 DATE: October 16, 2017 **** The Court has reviewed the docket and finds that a number of pleadings appear to be overdue:    Plaintiff’s Response in Opposition to Defendant Comcast’s Motion to Compel Arbitration (ECF No. 32) Plaintiff’s Response in Opposition to Defendant Transworld Systems’ Motion to Dismiss (ECF No. 38) Defendant Southwest Credit Systems’ Response to Plaintiff’s Amended Complaint (ECF No. 26) Pro Se Plaintiff and counsel for Defendant Southwest Credit Systems are therefore DIRECTED to file with the Court, by no later than close of business on October 26, 2017, and with copies to opposing counsel, a written explanation of why such pleadings have not been timely filed. Failure to do so may result in the Court proceeding to decide certain issues without the benefit of arguments from the party whose pleading is due.1 Despite the informal nature of this ruling, it shall constitute an Order of the Court and the Clerk is directed to docket it accordingly. /s/ PETER J. MESSITTE UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE cc: 1 Court File The Court understands that Plaintiff is an attorney and a member of the Maryland bar, and is therefore not entitled to the special solicitude of a lay pro se party.

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