Martinez v. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department et al

Filing 48

ORDER that Plaintiff's appeal of the Magistrate Judge's order denying his motion for appointment of counsel (ECF No. 46 ) is denied. Signed by Judge Miranda M. Du on 3/7/2018. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - LH)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 8 *** 9 MIGUEL A. MARTINEZ, Case No. 2:15-cv-00883-MMD-NJK 10 11 12 13 Plaintiff, ORDER v. LAS VEGAS METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT, et al., Defendants. 14 15 Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe denied Plaintiff’s motion for appointment of 16 counsel. (ECF No. 43.) Plaintiff has appealed that decision, arguing that the case is 17 complex in that Defendants counsel has made discovery demands and English is his 18 second language. (ECF No. 46.) The Court agrees with the Magistrate Judge’s 19 determination that Plaintiff has not established the likelihood of success on the merits or 20 that the legal issues presented are complex. (ECF No. 43 at 2.) Indeed, the discovery 21 propounded by Defendants does not appear to be out of the ordinary. Plaintiff has 22 demonstrated that he is able to articulate his claims. Accordingly, the Court affirms the 23 Magistrate Judge’s decision. 24 25 26 It is therefore ordered that Plaintiff’s appeal of the Magistrate Judge’s order denying his motion for appointment of counsel (ECF No. 46) is denied. DATED THIS 7th day of March 2018. 27 28 MIRANDA M. DU UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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