Gagnon v. McClatchy Newspapers, Inc. et al
ORDER STRIKING re 18 MOTION for Summary Judgment , 17 MOTION for Summary Judgment . Signed by Chief Judge Frank D. Whitney on 2/14/18. (clc)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
DOCKET NO. 3:17-cv-00382-FDW-DSC
McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS, INC. and )
JOHN J. JORDAN,
THIS MATTER is before the Court sua sponte upon the filing of a second motion for
summary judgment on February 8, 2018 by Defendant John J. Jordan (Doc. No. 17) and Defendant
McClatchy Newspapers, Inc. (Doc. No. 18).
Defendant Jordan and Defendant McClatchy Newspapers each respectively filed motions
for summary judgment on February 1, 2018. (Docs. No. 15, 16). On February 8, 2018, Defendants
Jordan and McClatchy Newspapers then each filed another motion for summary judgment (Docs.
No. 17, 18) that appear to be duplicative of the original summary judgment motions. The deadline
for all dispositive motions, as established by the Case Management Order, was February 1, 2018.
(Doc. No. 9). As Defendants did not seek an amendment to the Case Management Order and
obtain an order from the Court extending the deadline for dispositive motions, the Court STRIKES
as untimely the motions for summary judgment filed on February 8, 2018 by Defendant Jordan
(Doc. No. 17) and Defendant McClatchy Newspaper (Doc. No. 18).
Further, Defendants’ motions for summary judgment filed on February 1, 2018 do not
comply with Local Rule 7.1(h). Local Rule 7.1(h) requires briefs, motions, and pleadings to be
"filed in a PDF readable format, rather than an electronically copied format, whenever possible."
To cure this noncompliance, the Court hereby ORDERS counsel for Defendants to email to the
Deputy Clerk at email@example.com a copy of the motions for summary
judgment and accompanying briefs filed on February 1, 2018 in a readable format, as required by
Local Rule 7.1(h). The Clerk is then directed to replace the noncomplying motions and briefs filed
on February 1, 2018 with the readable format motions and briefs provided by email.
THEREFORE, the Court hereby STRIKES Defendant Jordan’s Motion for Summary
Judgment filed on February 8, 2018 (Doc. No. 17) and Defendant McClatchy Newspapers’s
Motion for Summary Judgment filed on February 8, 2018 (Doc. No. 18) as untimely and ORDERS
Defendants Jordan and McClatchy Newspapers to cure their noncompliance with Local Rule
7.1(h) as stated herein.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Signed: February 14, 2018
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