MBI Energy Services v. Hoch et al
ORDER by Magistrate Judge Charles S. Miller, Jr denying 42 Motion to Strike ; denying 44 Motion for Leave to File (ZE)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NORTH DAKOTA
MBI Energy Services, Inc.,
Case No. 1-16-cv-329
Before the court are two motions related to the reply brief Defendant Robert Hoch submitted
in support of his motion for summary judgment. (Doc. No. 30). On May 12, 2017, Hoch filed a
reply brief that, by Hoch’s own admission, was untimely and in excess of the page limit dictated by
this court’s local rules. (Doc. No. 39). On these failings, MBI Energy Services, Inc. filed a motion
to strike the reply brief. (Doc. No. 42). In a different motion, Hoch seeks the court’s leave to file
a reply brief that is in accordance with the page limit dictated by the local rules. (Doc. No. 44).
After consideration, the court DENIES MBI’s Motion to Strike, (Doc. No. 42), because MBI
suffered no prejudice from Hoch’s one day tardiness in filing his reply brief and the court likely
would have granted Hoch leave to file a brief in excess of the page limits had he asked. The court
also DENIES Hoch’s Motion for Leave to File Reply Brief. (Doc. No. 44). The court will simply
consider Hoch’s reply brief ,(Doc. No. 39), as is. Having done so, however, the court reminds Hoch
to be more vigilant of the local rules in his filings with the court.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated this 16th day of June, 2017.
/s/ Charles S. Miller, Jr.
Charles S. Miller, Jr., Magistrate Judge
United States District Court
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