Kenny v. Pacific Investment Management Company LLC et al

Filing 148

ORDER denying Defendants' 147 Motion to File Over-length Brief. Signed by Judge Ricardo S Martinez. (PM)

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  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 ROBERT KENNY, Plaintiff, Case No. C14-1987 RSM ORDER DENYING DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR OVER-LENGTH BRIEF v. PACIFIC INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY LLC, a Delaware limited liability company; PIMCO INVESTMENTS LLC, Defendants. 17 18 This matter comes before the Court on Defendants Pacific Investment Management 19 Company LLC and PIMCO Investments LLC (“Defendants”)’s Motion to file over-length 20 briefing on their upcoming motion for summary judgment. Dkt. #147. Defendants’ Motion is 21 five sentences long and requests an increase from 24 to 40 pages of briefing. Id. 22 23 24 Defendants cite Local Rule 7(f) for authority. That rule begins, “[m]otions seeking approval to file an over-length motion or brief are disfavored but may be filed subject to the 25 following [procedural requirements].” LCR 7(f) (emphasis added). Although Defendants have 26 met the stated procedural requirements, they have provided zero argument or evidence to 27 support their request. Plaintiff does not oppose this Motion, however the parties cannot simply 28 ORDER DENYING DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR OVER-LENGTH BRIEF - 1   1 stipulate to filing over-length briefing without explaining to the Court why it is necessary. The 2 Court is aware of the nature of this case, and believes the parties can present their arguments 3 and evidence within 24 pages. 4 5 6 Having reviewed Defendants’ Motion and the remainder of the record, the Court hereby finds and ORDERS that Defendants’ Motion for Over-length Brief (Dkt. #147) is DENIED. 7 8 9 10 11 12 DATED this 13th day of March 2018. A RICARDO S. MARTINEZ CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ORDER DENYING DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR OVER-LENGTH BRIEF - 2

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