Sanders v. City of Detroit et al
ORDER DISMISSING CASE, Finding as Moot Motion: 27 MOTION to Compel Discovery Responses filed by City of Detroit, Bashawn Gaines, William Morrison, Finding as Moot: 32 MOTION to Withdraw as Counsel for Plaintiff filed by Durone Jamal Sanders. Signed by District Judge Victoria A. Roberts. (CPin)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
DURONE J. SANDERS,
Case No. 17-10331
Honorable Victoria A. Roberts
CITY OF DETROIT, ET AL.,
ORDER OF DISMSISAL
Defendants filed a Motion to Compel Plaintiff’s Discovery Response. [Doc.27]
The Court gave Plaintiff and his counsel an opportunity to participate in a telephone
conference to resolve issues raised by the motion; Plaintiff did not respond to overtures
by either defense counsel or the Court.
The Court then entered an Order [Doc. 29] directing Plaintiff to respond in writing
to the motion or produce the requested discovery. Plaintiff had until November 20, 2017
to do one of the above.
On November 16, 2017, counsel for Plaintiff responded to the motion, admitting
everything set forth in the motion to compel.
Additionally, Plaintiff’s counsel provides the explanation that Plaintiff has been
unresponsive to all forms of attempted communication by counsel, including attempts by
telephone, email and first class mail.
The Court warned Plaintiff that he faced dismissal of his lawsuit if he
unreasonably withheld the information requested by Defendants.
In light of: (1) Plaintiff’s refusal to communicate with his attorney so that
discovery responses can be prepared; (2) Plaintiff’s unreasonable withholding of
requested information; and (3) this Court’s warning that he faced dismissal of his
lawsuit, the Court DISMISSES his Complaint for failure to prosecute and for violating
orders of the Court.
The motion to withdraw as counsel for Plaintiff is MOOT.
The motion to compel Plaintiff’s discovery responses is MOOT.
IT IS ORDERED.
S/Victoria A. Roberts
Victoria A. Roberts
United States District Judge
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