Brockington v. South Carolina Department of Social Services et al
ORDER granting in part 49 Motion for Expert Witnesses. Plaintiff has until March 1, 2018, to file and serve a document identifying by full name, address, and telephone number each person whom she expects to call as an exper t at trial and certifying that a written report prepared and signed by the expert pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2)(B) or, where allowed, a report prepared by counsel has been disclosed to other parties. Signed by Magistrate Judge Thomas E Rogers, III on 02/14/2018.(dsto, )
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
CLARA LEWIS BROCKINGTON,
REESE PALMER, Regional Director, and )
SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF )
Civil Action No.: 4:16-CV-3326-RBH-TER
Presently before the court is what Plaintiff has captioned “Motion for Expert Witnesses”
(ECF No. 49). Because Plaintiff is proceeding pro se, all pretrial proceedings in this case were
referred to the undersigned pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A) and (B) and Local
Rule 73.02(B)(2)(e) and (g), DSC. In her motion, Plaintiff asks the court to allow her to name expert
witnesses at a later date. She states, [a]t present, there are no names, addresses, and telephone
numbers to submit to the court as expert witnesses, but may be at the time of trial.” Reading
Plaintiff’s motion as a request for an extension of time to name an expert witness up to the date of
trial, Defendants oppose the motion. In her Reply, Plaintiff asserts that she needs “ample time to
gather the vital and correct information to submit to the court when received.” However, she does
not request a specific extension of time.
Plaintiff motion is GRANTED in part and Plaintiff has until March 1, 2018, to file and
serve a document identifying by full name, address, and telephone number each person whom she
expects to call as an expert at trial and certifying that a written report prepared and signed by the
expert pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2)(B) or, where allowed, a report prepared by counsel has
been disclosed to other parties. Because the extension of this deadline affects other deadlines in the
scheduling order, an amended scheduling order is entered herewith.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Thomas E. Rogers, III
Thomas E. Rogers, III
United States Magistrate Judge
February 14, 2018
Florence, South Carolina
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