Blair v. Douglas County et al
ORDER - IT IS ORDERED: The plaintiff's Motion to Extend Time for Complete Disclosure and Additional Expert Witnesses (Filing No. 137 ) is granted. The court will re-progress the case deadlines as becomes necessary after resolution of the defendant's motion for summary judgment. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken. (Copy mailed to pro se party)(TCL )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
STEVEN R. BLAIR,
This matter is before the court on the plaintiff’s Motion to Extend Time for
Complete Disclosure and Additional Expert Witnesses (Filing No. 137). The plaintiff
seeks to extend the deadline for him to provide expert witness disclosures pursuant to
Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2) until after the court resolves the defendant’s motion for
summary judgment. The plaintiff, who is proceeding pro se, states he would need
additional time to finalize expert witnesses on the claims that succeed summary
judgment. See Filing No. 137. For example, the plaintiff states he has spoken to
someone who agreed to testify as an expert if the plaintiff obtained an attorney. Id.
Additionally, the plaintiff spoke with an attorney who may represent him after summary
The plaintiff does not think the extension will interfere with the
progression of the case. Id. The defendant opposes the extension, arguing further
extensions of this deadline are unwarranted. See Filing No. 141. The plaintiff replied
providing evidence of his diligent attempts to obtain counsel and arguing little discovery
has taken place in this matter. See Filing No. 143. The court finds the plaintiff has
shown good cause for an extension of the expert disclosure deadlines. Accordingly,
IT IS ORDERED:
The plaintiff’s Motion to Extend Time for Complete Disclosure and Additional
Expert Witnesses (Filing No. 137) is granted.
The court will re-progress the case
deadlines as becomes necessary after resolution of the defendant’s motion for
Dated this 10th day of April, 2014.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Thomas D. Thalken
United States Magistrate Judge
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