Auto-Dril, Inc. v. National Oilwell Varco, L.P.

Filing 166

ORDER entered Striking Document re: 165 MOTION to Compel Production of Documents for failure to follow this court's instructions regarding discovery motions. Counsel will seek a premotion conference to address the subject matter of the motion. (Signed by Chief Judge Lee H Rosenthal) Parties notified.(leddins, 4)

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United States District Court Southern District of Texas ENTERED IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS HOUSTON DIVISION AUTO-DRIL, INC., Plaintiff, v. NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, LP., CANRIG DRILLING TECHNOLOGY, LTD. Defendants. § § § § § § § § § § § July 10, 2017 David J. Bradley, Clerk CIVIL ACTION NO. H-16-280 H-16-293 ORDER Counsel for plaintiff has filed a motion to compel, (Docket Entry No. 165). The filing of this motion is inconsistent with this court's procedures, which require the following: Any party wishing to make any discovery motion should arrange for a conference with the court before the preparation and submission of any motion papers. Fax or e-mail Mrs. Eddins at (713) 250-5213 or to arrange for a premotion conference and notify your adversary of the date and time fixed for the conference. To the extent the proposed motion can be disposed of at the premotion conference, this will be done. If papers are necessary, the issues to be addressed and a schedule for the briefs will be set out at the conference. This motion is stricken. Counsel is directed to seek a premotion conference to address the subject matter of the motion. SIGNED on July 10, 2017, at Houston, Texas. ______________________________________ Lee H. Rosenthal Chief United States District Judge

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