Wright v. Bush et al

Filing 23

ORDER GRANTING 21 Request to Extend Time to Respond filed by Willie Wright--Signed by Magistrate Judge Anthony P. Patti. (MWil)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION WILLIE BERNARD WRIGHT, Plaintiff Case No. 2:16-12644 District Judge Arthur J. Tarnow Magistrate Judge Anthony P. Patti v. TERRANCE BUSH, DIRK TEAMER, DANIEL PFANNES, ALAN BULIFANT, and DETROIT MEDICAL CENTER (D.M.C.) HARPER PROFESSIONAL HOSPITAL, Defendants. ___________________________________/ ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S FEBRUARY 1, 2017 REQUEST (DE 12) Plaintiff Wright is currently incarcerated at the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) Saginaw Correctional Facility (SRF) in Freeland, Michigan. See www.michigan.gov/corrections, “Offender Search.” On July 13, 2016, Plaintiff filed the instant lawsuit against five defendants: Terrance Bush, Dirk Teamer, Daniel Pfannes, and Alan Bulifant (each of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office) and the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Harper Professional Hospital. (DE 1 at 1-4.) Judge Tarnow has referred this case to me for all pretrial matters. Currently before the Court are: (a) the Wayne County Defendants’ October 5, 2016 motion to dismiss in lieu of an answer, regarding which Plaintiff has filed a timely response (DE 10, DE 18); (b) the hospital’s January 13, 2017 motion to dismiss, regarding which a response was due on March 6, 2017 (DE 19, DE 20); and (c) Plaintiff’s March 2, 2017 motion to compel (DE 22), regarding which no response has been filed. Meanwhile, on February 1, 2017, Plaintiff requested a copy of the hospital’s motion to dismiss (DE 19), claiming he did not receive it, and further sought an extension of time in which to respond. (DE 21.) No Defendant has filed an opposition to this request. The Court is cognizant of the hospital’s January 13, 2017 proof of service. (DE 19 at 63.) Nonetheless, upon consideration, Plaintiff’s request (DE 21) is GRANTED. No later than Friday, May 19, 2017, Defendant hospital SHALL serve a copy of its motion upon Plaintiff at his address of record. Plaintiff SHALL have up to and including Friday, June 2, 2017 by which to file a response. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: May 17, 2017 s/Anthony P. Patti Anthony P. Patti UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2    I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was sent to parties of record on May 17, 2017, electronically and/or by U.S. Mail. s/Michael Williams Case Manager for the Honorable Anthony P. Patti 3   

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