Thompson Automotive Labs, LLC v. Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
ORDER denying 123 Motion to Strike and denying as moot 132 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response - Signed by Magistrate Judge James E. Gates on 11/28/2017. (Tripp, S.)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
THOMPSON AUTOMOTIVE LABS, INC.,
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,
This case comes before the court on the motion (D.E. 123) filed by defendant/counterplaintiff Illinois Tool Works Inc. ("defendant") to strike as untimely the response (D.E. 121) filed
by plaintiff/counter-defendant Thompson Automotive Labs, Inc. ("plaintiff') in opposition to
defendant's expedited motion (D.E. 115) for leave to take additional depositions. The response in
question was filed approximately nine hours after it was due. See 14 Nov. 2017 Text Order; 18
Nov. 2017 Notice of Elec. Filing. Plaintiff opposes the motion to strike (D.E. 131) and has filed
separately a motion (D.E. 132) for leave to file the disputed response (D.E. 121) out ohime. There
being no prejudice to any party by the court' s consideration of the untimely filing and excusable
neglect by plaintiff having been shown, defendant' s motion to strike is DENIED. Plaintiffs
motion for leave to file the response out of time is DENIED as moot.
SO ORDERED, this V6day ofNovember 2017.
United States Magistrate Judge
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