MCLUCAS v. KINDRED HEALTHCARE, INC. et al
ORDERED THAT PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY, WILLIAM WILSON'S, MOTION TO WITHDRAW (DOCKET NO. 12) IS GRANTED. THE CLERK OF COURT SHALL REMOVE THIS CASE FROM SUSPENSE STATUS TO ACTIVE STATUS. THE CLERK OF COURT SHALL TERMINATE MR. WILSON AS PLAINTIF F'S COUNSEL OF RECORD AND CHANGE THE DOCKET TO REFLECT PLAINTIFF'S PRO SE STATUS. THE CLERK OF COURT SHALL ADD PLAINTIFF'S LAST KNOWN ADDRESS TO THE DOCKET AND MAIL A COPY OF THIS ORDER TO HIM. THE DEADLINES SET FORTH IN THIS ORDER SHALL BE PUT IN PLACE. SIGNED BY HONORABLE GENE E.K. PRATTER ON 4/15/13. 4/15/13 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED TO PRO SE PLAINTIFF AND E-MAILED.(rab, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
KINDRED HEALTHCARE, INC., et al., :
AND NOW, this 15th day of April, 2013, upon consideration of the Motion to Withdraw
(Docket No. 12) filed by Plaintiff’s attorney William Wilson, as well as the information
presented at two subsequent hearings on the Motion, both of which Plaintiff failed to attend in
violation of the Court’s directives, it is hereby ORDERED that:
The Motion to Withdraw (Docket No. 12) is GRANTED.
The Clerk of Court shall remove this case from suspense status.
The Clerk of Court shall terminate Mr. Wilson as Plaintiff’s counsel of record and
change the docket to reflect Plaintiff’s pro se status.
The Clerk of Court shall add Plaintiff’s last known address – 2716 Wood Lane,
Morgantown, Pennsylvania, 19543 – to the docket, and shall mail this Order, as
well as all subsequent memoranda and orders of the Court, to that address.
All discovery shall proceed promptly and continue in such manner as will assure
that all requests for, and responses to, discovery will be served, noticed and
completed by June 10, 2013.
By no later than June 10, 2013, any party expecting to offer opinion testimony
from lay witnesses pursuant to Federal Rule of Evidence 701 with respect to the
issues of liability and damages shall serve opposing parties with details and/or
documents covering the lay opinions of the Rule 701 witnesses.
Any motions for summary judgment or Daubert motions shall be filed and served
on or before July 12, 2013. Responses to any such motions shall be filed and
served within twenty-one (21) days after service of the motion. All counsel and
unrepresented parties are directed to review the Court’s General Pretrial and Trial
Policies and Procedures on the Court’s website 1 in order to be familiar with the
Court’s requirements with respect to summary judgment motions. To that end,
the Court directs the parties that, in both their submissions and responses,
controlling legal opinions rendered by the United States Supreme Court and the
Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit shall be cited to and discussed, whenever
possible, to defend arguments in support of and/or in opposition to the motion.
Two copies of any such motions and responses shall be served on the Court
(Chambers, Room 10613) when the originals are filed.
If necessary, the Court will schedule additional pretrial deadlines following the
deadline for filing summary judgment or Daubert motions.
EXTENSIONS OF TIME: Any necessary application for extension of any time
deadlines set forth in this Order shall be made in writing and submitted to the
Court no later than three (3) days prior to the date sought to be changed or
extended. Any such request shall include a factual verification of counsel or
unrepresented party or witness showing good cause for the request, shall contain a
statement of the position of all other parties as to the request, and, if the request
relates to a discovery deadline, shall recount what discovery the parties have thus
BY THE COURT:
S/Gene E.K. Pratter
GENE E.K. PRATTER
United States District Judge
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