Oliver v. Meow Wolf, Inc et al
ORDER by Magistrate Judge Steven C. Yarbrough granting 165 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages (kfo)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO
LAUREN ADELE OLIVER,
Civ. No. 20-237 KK/SCY
MEOW WOLF, INC., a Delaware
Corporation; VINCE KADLUBEK,
an individual and officer; and
ORDER GRANTING PAGE EXTENSION
This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiff’s Motion for Extension of Page Limits on
Plaintiff’s Response to Defendants’ Motion for Sanctions. Doc. 165. Plaintiff seeks an extra ten
pages (34 total pages) for her response to Defendants’ motion for sanctions. The Court grants
The Court notes, however, that Plaintiff (having already received a ten-day extension of
time to file her brief) waited until 8:37 pm the day her response was due to request the page
extension. Furthermore, Plaintiff also did not seek opposing counsel’s position on her pageextension motion until after business hours the same night. Consequently, Plaintiff was unable to
obtain opposing counsel’s position before filing the motion. This resulted in Plaintiff adding ten
pages to her brief over Defendants’ opposition and before the Court had the opportunity to rule
on the opposed motion. Although the Court could strike the additional pages Plaintiff filed, such
action would not completely unring the bell. To avoid these issues, Plaintiff is cautioned to
exercise more diligence when requesting future extensions.
That striking the excess pages cannot completely unring the bell might explain why
Defendants devoted the majority of their response to telling their side of the discovery story
(Doc. 187 at 1-8) rather than focusing on why the Court should deny the page extension request
(as Defendants did on pages 8-9). Whatever the reason, the Court will not consider this
piecemeal briefing when addressing the merits of the motion for sanctions. Because the Court is
granting Plaintiff’s request for a page extension, Defendants may refile their reply to the motion
for sanctions (currently filed as Doc. 188), with a page extension, to add their merits briefing
currently in the response to motion for page extension (Doc. 187 at 1-8) to their reply. If they so
choose, Defendants should file their updated reply within 7 days of the entry of this order and the
Court will strike their previous reply. This is not an invitation for Defendants to add additional
arguments to their reply; only to add those arguments listed in pages 1-8 of their page extension
brief (Doc. 187) to their reply to the motion for sanctions.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
STEVEN C. YARBROUGH
United States Magistrate Judge
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