Martinez v. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department et al
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)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
MIGUEL A. MARTINEZ,
Case No. 2:15-cv-00883-MMD-NJK
LAS VEGAS METROPOLITAN POLICE
DEPARTMENT, et al.,
Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe denied Plaintiff’s motion for appointment of
counsel. (ECF No. 43.) Plaintiff has appealed that decision, arguing that the case is
complex in that Defendants counsel has made discovery demands and English is his
second language. (ECF No. 46.) The Court agrees with the Magistrate Judge’s
determination that Plaintiff has not established the likelihood of success on the merits or
that the legal issues presented are complex. (ECF No. 43 at 2.) Indeed, the discovery
propounded by Defendants does not appear to be out of the ordinary. Plaintiff has
demonstrated that he is able to articulate his claims. Accordingly, the Court affirms the
Magistrate Judge’s decision.
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.
MIRANDA M. DU
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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