Milbrand v. U.S. Department of Labor et al
ORDER denying 9 plaintiff's Motion to accept flash drive. Signed by District Judge George Caram Steeh. (MBea)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
JON K. MILBRAND,
Case No. 17-13237
HON. GEORGE CARAM STEEH
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT
OF LABOR, et al.,
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION
TO ACCEPT FLASH DRIVE (DOC. 9)
Plaintiff Jon K. Milbrand filed a complaint against the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration and the United States Department of
Labor on October 3, 2017. (Doc. 1). Plaintiff filed a motion for summary
judgment on January 4, 2018. (Doc. 8). In his motion for summary
judgment, plaintiff referred to a flash drive that he intended to submit to
support his argument and provide information for the statistics referenced
in his motion. (Doc. 8 at PageID 108). Plaintiff subsequently filed a “motion
to accept flash drive” on January 8, 2018. (Doc. 9). Plaintiff states that the
flash drive contains spreadsheets, pdf files, and Microsoft word documents.
(Doc. 9 at PageID 319). For the reasons stated below, plaintiff’s motion is
The Court cannot accept a flash drive. See E.D. Mich. L.R. 5.1(d).
Pursuant to Local Court rule 5.1(d)(1) exhibits “filed electronically must
comply with the court’s ECF policies and procedures.” Exhibits not filed
electronically, like “bulky exhibits,” “must be securely bound or fastened
and clearly marked with the case number and the name of the judge to
whom the case is assigned.” E.D. Mich. L.R. 5.1(d)(2). A flash drive does
not comport with either of this accepted methods of filing exhibits.
If plaintiff wants the Court to consider the information on the flash
drive while considering his motion for summary judgment, he must comply
with E.D. Mich. L.R. 5.1(d). For example, plaintiff may print out the
documents on the flash drive and submit them to the Court to be filed as he
did with his motion for summary judgment.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: January 11, 2018
s/George Caram Steeh
GEORGE CARAM STEEH
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
Copies of this Order were served upon attorneys of record on
January 11, 2018, by electronic and/or ordinary mail and also
on Jon K. Milbrand, 5722 Brookside Lane,
Washington, MI 48094.
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