Moreira-Brown v. Las Vegas Review Journal Inc. et al

Filing 32

ORDER that 23 Motion to Compel is DENIED without prejudice. Signed by Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe on 2/10/17. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - MMM)

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1 2 3 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 4 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 5 HERBERT MOREIRA-BROWN, 6 7 Plaintiff, vs. 8 LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL, INC., et al., 9 10 Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No. 2:16-cv-02002-JAD-NJK ORDER (Docket No. 23) 11 12 Pending before the Court is Plaintiff’s motion to compel. Docket No. 23. Defendants Las 13 Vegas Review Journal, Inc. and Thevenot filed a response. Docket No. 24. No reply was filed. See 14 Docket. This action arises out of an article that Defendant Las Vegas Review Journal, Inc. 15 published, which discusses the allegations of a confidential source who is the Jane Doe defendant 16 in this action. See id. Plaintiff asks the Court to compel Defendants Las Vegas Review Journal, Inc. 17 and Thevenot to “disclose to the Plaintiff such pertinent information as would permit the Plaintiff 18 to identify the [Jane Doe] defendant and serve her.” Id. at 8. 19 Plaintiff does not appear to have made any effort to meet and confer with Defendants about 20 this issue, as the Local Rules require. See Docket No. 23; Docket No. 24 at 2; LR 26-7(c). 21 Accordingly, the Court DENIES Plaintiff’s motion to compel, Docket No. 23, without prejudice. 22 Additionally, Plaintiff’s motion fails to cite relevant rules or case law. See id. at 8. Any renewed 23 motion may only be filed after a meet and confer that complies with the Local Rules, and must 24 contain a meaningful discussion of relevant standards. 25 IT IS SO ORDERED. 26 Dated: February 10, 2017 27 28 NANCY J. KOPPE United States Magistrate Judge

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