Zhai v. Saint Francis Medical Center, et al
ORDER denying 128 Motion to Compel - Motions to compel shall not be filed without first contacting the chambers of the undersigned magistrate judge to set a conference for discussing the parties dispute. Accordingly, Plaintiff's motion, (Filing No. 128 ), is denied. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Cheryl R. Zwart. (TLSS)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
WENJIA ZHAI, Individually;
CENTRAL NEBRASKA ORTHOPEDICS &
SPORTS MEDICINE, P.C., et al.;
The final progression order for this case states: “Motions to compel shall not be
filed without first contacting the chambers of the undersigned magistrate judge to set a
conference for discussing the parties’ dispute.” (Filing No. 61, at CM/ECF p. 2). The
purpose of this requirement is to limit motion practice in favor of first requiring candid
discussions between counsel before contacting the court, and absent a resolution
between counsel alone, then exploring potential resolution through court-facilitated
discussions. Unnecessary motion practice is both expensive and time-consuming, and it
undermines the goal of securing “a just, speedy, and inexpensive determination” of this
case. Fed. R. Civ. P.1.
Plaintiff did not comply with the court’s order before filing a motion to compel.
IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiff's motion to compel, (Filing No. 128), is denied.
Dated this 5th day of December, 2017.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Cheryl R. Zwart
United States Magistrate Judge
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