United States of America v. Melot et al
ORDER by Magistrate Judge William P. Lynch granting in part and denying in part 471 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re 469 MOTION to Set Aside Judgment. Replies due by 1/23/2017. (mej)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
CV 9-752 JCH/WPL
BILLY R. MELOT and
KATHERINE L. MELOT,
ORDER GRANTING-IN-PART EXTENSION OF TIME
Defendant Billy Melot filed a Motion for Relief from Judgment and Order on December
16, 2016. (Doc. 469.) The United States filed its response on December 29, 2016. (Doc. 470.)
Melot now seeks a fourteen-day extension of time to file his reply because the United States filed
“a lengthy Response in Opposition,” and noted that he was unable to seek concurrence of
opposing counsel due to his incarcerated status. (Doc. 471.) Melot asks that his reply deadline be
extended through January 24, 2017. In total, the United States filed 21 pages in response to
Melot’s motion: 15 pages of response and 6 pages of exhibits. (Doc. 470.) Melot’s contention
that the United States filed a “lengthy response” and failed to designate portions of the exhibits is
meritless. Under the circumstances, Melot’s motion is granted-in-part: any reply must be filed no
later than January 23, 2017.
This case has been dragging on for over six years and has gone up on appeal a dozen
times. Melot is cautioned that additional requests for extension will be looked upon with
IT IS SO ORDERED.
William P. Lynch
United States Magistrate Judge
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