Dixon v. Ford Motor Company et al

Filing 62

ORDER STRIKING Plaintiff's Unauthorized 60 Sur-Reply filed by Euniece LaShawn Dixon--Signed by Magistrate Judge Anthony P. Patti. (MWil)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION EUNIECE LaSHAWN DIXON, Plaintiff v. Case No. 5:16-cv-14124 District Judge Judith E. Levy Magistrate Judge Anthony P. Patti FORD MOTOR COMPANY, Defendant. ___________________________________/ ORDER STRIKING PLAINTIFF’S UNAUTHORIZED SUR-REPLY BRIEF (DE 60) Plaintiff filed a “Response to Defendant Ford Motor’s [sic] Reply in Support of Motion to Compel Discovery,” i.e., a sur-reply. (DE 60.) The sur-reply is rejected by the Court for several reasons: (1) E.D. Mich. LR 7.1(d)(1), which concerns briefs required and permitted, does not permit the filing of a sur-reply; (2) Plaintiff did not seek permission to file a sur-reply, but, in any case, I would have denied such a request, as the Court has an adequate record and the matter is already under advisement; and (3) my practice guidelines, which are publicly available on the Court’s website, provide, in part: “Additional briefing, including sur-replies, will NOT be permitted unless requested by the Court. The Court will strike any improperly filed sur-replies or other briefing not contemplated by the Local Rules.” In accordance with this ruling, the Clerk of the Court SHALL strike Plaintiff’s June 28, 2018 filing (DE 60). It is SO ORDERED. Dated: June 29, 2018 s/Anthony P. Patti Anthony P. Patti UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE Certificate of Service I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was sent to parties of record on June 29, 2018, electronically and/or by U.S. Mail. s/Michael Williams Case Manager for the Honorable Anthony P. Patti 2  

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