Dorsey v. Gray et al
ORDER denying 66 Motion to Extend Deadline. Signed by Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball on 7/12/17 (RBM)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
CIVIL ACTION NO. 3:15cv566-DPJ-FKB
JACKSON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
ORDER DENYING MOTION TO EXTEND DEADLINES
Before the Court is Plaintiff’s Motion to Extend Deadlines . Plaintiff requests that the
Court modify the Case Management Order so as to make the discovery deadline September 15, 2017,
and the dispositive motions deadline September 29, 2017. Plaintiff explains that the extension is
necessary due to difficulty in setting depositions around plaintiff’s counsel’s schedule.
Granting this extension would force the Court to change the trial date to a setting no earlier
than March 2018.1 Given the age of this case, and the fact that the Court has previously granted an
extension of the discovery and dispositive motions deadline to Plaintiff (see Text-Only Order,
5/18/17), the Court finds that Plaintiff has failed to demonstrate sufficient good cause, per Fed. R.
Civ. P. 16(b)(4), to support another modification of the Case Management Order. The Court therefore
denies the Motion.
This Order does not preclude the parties from filing a separate motion to continue the trial
SO ORDERED, this the 12th day of July, 2017.
/s/ F. Keith Ball
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
The Court generally requires a period of five months between the dispositive motions deadline and the trial date.
This policy exists to ensure the Court has sufficient time to rule on any dispositive motions prior to the start of trial.
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