Freeman v. Adams et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff's Motion to Take Deposition of Prisoner by Written Questions (#63) is DENIED. Signed by District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr on 5/13/2013. (JMC)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
PAUL D. FREEMAN,
FRANKIE ADAMS, et al.,
Case No. 1:12CV86 SNLJ
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Plaintiff brings this 42 U.S.C. §1983 action against Sikeston Police Officer Franklin
“Frankie” Adams, and the City of Sikeston for slander and various constitutional violations.
Currently before the Court is plaintiff’s Motion to Take Deposition of Prisoner by Written
Questions (#63). Plaintiff seeks to depose Tony Coray, a/k/a Tony Burgess, who is confined in
the Missouri Department of Corrections. Plaintiff seeks to depose Coray by written questions.
Defendants responded in opposition on April 25, 2013. Plaintiff has not replied, and the time for
doing so has passed.
The Motion will be denied. As defendants point out, plaintiff failed to submit with his
motion the written questions he intends to submit to the deponent, which is required by Federal
Rule of Civil Procedure 31(a)(3). Plaintiff also failed to demonstrate that he has the ability or
willingness to arrange for a court reporter to appear and conduct the deposition, as required by
Rules 30 and 31. Finally, plaintiff waited until the final day of discovery, March 13, 2013. As
discovery is now closed, and because plaintiff failed to appropriate request deposition by written
questions pursuant to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, plaintiff’s motion will be denied.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff’s Motion to Take Deposition of Prisoner by
Written Questions (#63) is DENIED.
Dated this 13th
day of May, 2013.
STEPHEN N. LIMBAUGH, JR.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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