Freeman v. Rochester Psychiatric Center et al
DECISION & ORDER denying without prejudice 102 Motion to Compel as premature. (Motions to Compel deadline extended to 6/1/2015). Signed by Hon. Marian W. Payson on 4/14/2015. (KAH)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
DECISION & ORDER
ROCHESTER PSYCHIATRIC CENTER,
On January 25, 2012, pro se plaintiff Dwayne Freeman (“Freeman”) filed this
action against the Rochester Psychiatric Center (the “Center”) under Title VII of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e, et. seq. (Docket # 1). Currently pending before this Court is a
motion to compel filed by Freeman. (Docket # 102).
Specifically, Freeman’s pending motion seeks to compel responses from the
Center to his (1) discovery requests filed and served on March 25, 2015 (Docket # 97);
(2) interrogatories filed and served on March 31, 2015 (Docket # 99), and, (3) discovery requests
filed and served on April 1, 2015 (Docket # 100). Rules 33(b)(2) and 34(b)(2) of the Federal
Rules of Civil Procedure provide a thirty-day deadline for responding to discovery requests and
interrogatories. Fed. R. Civ. P. 33(b)(2) and 34(b)(2). Therefore, any motion seeking to compel
a response to those requests is premature. The Court expects that the Center will comply with
the deadlines under Rules 33(b)(2) and 34(b)(2) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in
responding to Freeman’s outstanding requests.
For the foregoing reasons, Freeman’s motion to compel (Docket # 102) is
DENIED without prejudice as premature. The deadline for filing motions to compel set forth
in this Court’s October 29, 2014 Order (Docket # 80) is hereby extended to June 1, 2015.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Marian W. Payson
MARIAN W. PAYSON
United States Magistrate Judge
Dated: Rochester, New York
April 14, 2015
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