Goodson v. Cable et al
ORDER denying 7 Plaintiff's Motion to Release Medical Records. Signed by Chief Judge Frank D. Whitney on 1/10/2018. (Pro se litigant served by US Mail.) (khm)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
DEREK SHANE GOODSON,
EDWARD CABLE, et al.,
THIS MATTER comes before the Court on Plaintiff’s Motion to Release Medical
Records, (Doc. No. 7), and Plaintiff’s inquiry into the status of this case. Plaintiff’s motion will
be denied. Plaintiff is advised that when the Clerk of this Court enters an order on Plaintiff’s
pending application to proceed in forma pauperis, this Court will then conduct an initial
screening of the action. If the Complaint survives initial screening, discovery in this action will
not commence until after Defendants have been served and answered or otherwise responded to
the Complaint, and after the Court has entered a Pretrial Order and Case Management Plan in
this matter setting forth deadlines for discovery and dispositive motions. Thus, Plaintiff’s
request for an order from this Court to require the release of Plaintiff’s medical records is
premature. Moreover, once discovery commences, Plaintiff must seek discovery from
Defendants directly, rather than filing requests for discovery with the Court.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT:
(1) Plaintiff’s Motion to Release Medical Records, (Doc. No. 7), is DENIED.
Signed: January 9, 2018
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