The Merchants Company v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's London et al
ORDER granting in part 17 Motion to Extend Deadline. Plaintiff's response to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss is due on or before September 1, 2017. Defendants' reply is due on or before September 8, 2017. Signed by District Judge Keith Starrett on 8/22/2017 (dtj)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
THE MERCHANTS COMPANY D/B/A
MERCHANTS FOOD SERVICE
CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:17-CV-136-KS-MTP
CERTAIN UNDERWRITERS AT LLOYD’S,
LONDON, et al.
Plaintiff filed an unopposed Motion  to extend the briefing deadlines on
Defendants’ pending Motion to Dismiss  until after the parties’ settlement
conference scheduled for October 18, 2017.
The Court certainly encourages the parties to pursue settlement, but the
scheduling of a settlement conference is generally not a reason to delay a case’s
progression. Moreover, fully briefing dispositive motions typically assists both the
parties and the mediator in understanding a case’s issues and the parties’ relative
positions prior to a settlement conference.
Therefore, the Court grants in part Plaintiff’s Motion  for an extension of
time. Plaintiff’s response to Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss is due on or before
September 1, 2017. Defendants’ reply is due on or before September 8, 2017.
SO ORDERED AND ADJUDGED this __22nd___ day of __August____, 2017.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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