Stone v. McGraw Hill Financial, Inc.

Filing 29

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER...IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff's Motion for Extension of Discovery Deadline (ECF No. 27 ) is DENIED. Signed by District Judge Ronnie L. White on 11/12/2014. (NEB)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI EASTERN DIVISION MICAH STONE, Plaintiff, v. McGRAW-HILL GLOBAL EDUCATION HOLDINGS, LLC, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. 4:13CV2578 RLW MEMORANDUM AND ORDER This matter is before the Court on Plaintiffs Motion for Extension of Discovery ~eadline (ECF No. 27). Plaintiff filed his motion on October 30, 2014, and Defendant filed a response in opposition on October 31 , 2014. Plaintiff has not filed a reply brief, and the time for doing so has expired. Upon review Plaintiffs motion and Defendant' s response, the Court will deny the Motion for Extension of Discovery Deadline. Plaintiff filed this employment discrimination action on December 27, 2013. United States District Judge Henry E. Autrey issued a Case Management Order ("CMO") on March 14, 2014, with a discovery deadline of October 30, 2014, a date the parties agreed to in their Joint Scheduling Plan. The CMO further provides that " [n]o later than twenty-one (21) days preceding the deadline for completion of discovery, any party may request in a written motion that the Court hold a supplemental conference to discuss issues of scheduling and management of the action. WHETHER TO GRANT SUCH A REQUEST IS A MATTER FOR THE COURT'S DISCRETION." (Case Management Order of 3/14/ 14, ECF No. 11 ) Here, Plaintiff failed to file a request for a conference to discuss scheduling issues within 21 days of the discovery deadline and thus failed to comply with the CMO. Instead, Plaintiff filed a motion for extension on the date the discovery deadline expired. As such, the undersigned will deny Plaintiffs motion for failure to comply with the Court' s Case Management Order. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiffs Motion for Extension of Discovery Deadline (ECF No. 27) is DENIED. Dated this 12th Day of November, 2014. ~eL~ RNNrn L. WHITE UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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