Johnson et al v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC
ORDER striking without prejudice Plaintiffs Robert Johnson and Kristin Johnson's 13 Motion to Compel. Signed by Judge James L. Robart. (PM)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
ROBERT JOHNSON, et al.,
CASE NO. C16-1031JLR
ORDER STRIKING MOTION TO
NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC,
Before the court is Plaintiffs Robert Johnson and Kristin Johnson’s (collectively,
“the Johnsons”) motion to compel Defendant Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, to respond to
discovery requests and for sanctions. (Mot. (Dkt. # 13).) The Johnsons filed that motion
without first requesting a conference with the court. (See Dkt.) The motion therefore
contravenes the court’s October 14 2016, scheduling order. (See Sched. Order (Dkt.
# 11) at 2 (citing Fed. R. Civ. P. 16(b)(3)(B)(v)) (“[P]ursuant to Federal Rule of Civil
Procedure 16, the Court ‘direct[s] that before moving for an order relating to discovery,
the movant must request a conference with the court’ by notifying [the courtroom
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deputy] . . . .” (second alteration in original))); see also Fed. R. Civ. P. 16(b)(3)(B)(v)
(permitting the court, in its scheduling order, to “direct that before moving for an order
relating to discovery, the movant must request a conference with the court”). The court
therefore STRIKES the Johnsons’ motion to compel (Dkt. # 13) without prejudice to
renewing the motion in a manner that comports with the court’s scheduling order. 1
Dated this 17th day of April, 2017.
JAMES L. ROBART
United States District Judge
The court recognizes that the Johnsons filed their motion to compel on the last day
permitted for such motions under the court’s scheduling order. (See Sched. Order at 1 (“All
motions related to discovery must be filed by . . . April 14, 2017”).) Accordingly, the court
extends this deadline until Friday, April 21, 2017, to permit the Johnsons an opportunity to
renew their motion in a manner that complies with the requirements set forth in the court’s
scheduling order. The court admonishes the Johnsons’ counsel to carefully read and abide by the
court’s orders in the future.
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