Oravetz v. Parr
ORDER denying ECF No. 9 Motion for leave to Enter Discovery. Signed by Magistrate Judge William G. Cobb on 11/16/2020. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - LW)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
Case No.: 3:19-cv-00530-MMD-WGC
BRANDON M. ORAVETZ,
Re: ECF No. 9
J. PARR, et. al.,
Before the court is Plaintiff's Motion for leave to Enter Discovery. (ECF No. 9.)
The court has concurrently entered its post-stay order following the unsuccessful efforts
to settle this case at an early mediation conference, and ordered the complaint served on the
Office of the Attorney General. The court gave the Attorney General's Office 21 days to file a
notice advising the court of the defendants for whom it may accept service, and filing under seal
the last known address of those defendants for whom it does not accept service so that they may
Plaintiff's motion seeking discovery (ECF No. 9) is premature as no defendant has yet
formally appeared in this case. Moreover, once a defendant(s) does appear in the case, Plaintiff
should consult the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Local Rules pertaining to discovery and
should direct any discovery requests to the defendant's counsel, instead of filing it with the court.
See Fed. R. Civ. P. 5(d)(1)(A) and Local Rule 26-7 (providing that discovery requests and
responses must not be filed with the court until they are used in the proceeding (i.e., to support a
motion to compel discovery or a motion for protective order) or the court orders the filing).
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For these reasons, Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to Enter Discovery (ECF No. 9) is
4 IT IS SO ORDERED.
5 Dated: November 16, 2020
William G. Cobb
United States Magistrate Judge
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