Nelder v. Bigelow et al
MEMORANDUM DECISION AND ORDER: Within 30 days, Defendant must file a summary-judgment motion. Alternatively, if requesting relief otherwise contemplated under the procedural rules, Defendant must do so within 30 days. If served with a summary-judgment motion, Plaintiff must submit a response within 30 days of the motions filing date. Signed by Judge Dee Benson on 10/15/14. (jlw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF UTAH
MICHAEL P. NELDER,
MEMORANDUM DECISION & ORDER
Case No. 2:12-CV-245-DB
District Judge Dee Benson
Plaintiff, Michael P. Nelder, an inmate at Central Utah Correctional Facility, filed this
pro se civil rights suit,1 proceeding in forma pauperis.2 On March 17, 2014, the Court denied
Defendant’s motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim and ordered Defendant to file a
Martinez report.3 Defendant filed the report on June 17, 2014.4 On July 16, 2014, Plaintiff filed
a Martinez report of his own,5 which the Court construes as a response to Defendant’s Martinez
As a follow up to the Martinez report, the Court now orders Defendant to file a separate
summary-judgment motion, with a supporting memorandum. Alternatively, if Defendant wishes
to seek relief otherwise contemplated under the procedural rules (e.g., requesting an evidentiary
hearing), Defendant must file an appropriate motion.
See 42 U.S.C.S. § 1983 (2014).
See 28 id. § 1915.
(See Docket Entry # 33.)
(See Docket Entry # 36.)
(See Docket Entry # 48.)
The parties shall take note that new local rules governing civil cases are now in effect.
The Approved Amendments to the Local Rules and Updated Rules are posted on the Court's
website. All new requirements are important but the most significant changes are in motion
practice and sealed filings. This Court will order the parties to refile summary-judgment motions
which do not follow the new standards.6
Plaintiff is notified that, if Defendant moves for summary judgment, Plaintiff cannot rest
upon the mere allegations in the complaint. Instead, as required by Federal Rule of Civil
Procedure 56(e), to survive a motion for summary judgment Plaintiff must allege specific facts,
admissible in evidence, showing that there is a genuine issue remaining for trial.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
(1) Within 30 days, Defendant must file a summary-judgment motion.
(2) Alternatively, if requesting relief otherwise contemplated under the procedural rules,
Defendant must do so within 30 days.
(3) If served with a summary-judgment motion, Plaintiff must submit a response within
30 days of the motion’s filing date.
DATED this 15th day of October, 2014.
BY THE COURT:
United States District Judge
See D. Utah Civ. R. 5-2 (Filing Cases and Documents under Court Seal); id. 7-1 (Motions and Memoranda); id. 262 (Standard Protective Order and Stays of Depositions); id. 56-1 (Summary Judgment: Motions and Supporting
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