Burdette v. Tech Mahindra (Americas) Inc
ORDER striking Plaintiff's 38 Motion to Compel without prejudice to renewing the motion in a manner that comports with the court's scheduling order. Signed by Judge James L. Robart. (PM)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
CASE NO. C16-1151JLR
ORDER STRIKING MOTION TO
TECH MAHINDRA (AMERICAS),
Before the court is Plaintiff Jay Burdette’s motion to compel Defendant Tech
Mahindra (Americas), Inc., to respond to certain interrogatories and requests for the
production of documents. (Mot. (Dkt. # 38).) Mr. Burdette filed his motion without first
requesting a conference with the court. (See Dkt.) The motion therefore contravenes the
court’s October 20, 2016, scheduling order. (See Sched. Order (Dkt. # 19) 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
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request a conference with the court’ by notifying [the courtroom 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 Mr.
Burdette’s motion to compel (Dkt. # 19) without prejudice to renewing the motion in a
manner that comports with the court’s scheduling order. 1
Dated this 5th day of July, 2017.
JAMES L. ROBART
United States District Judge
The court recognizes that Mr. Burdette filed his motion to compel on the last day
permitted for such motions. (See Sched. Order at 1 (“All motions related to discovery must be
filed by . . . June 30, 2017”).) Accordingly, the court extends this deadline until Wednesday,
July 12, 2017, to permit Mr. Burdette an opportunity to renew his motion in a manner that
complies with the requirements set forth in the court’s scheduling order. The court admonishes
Mr. Burdette’s counsel to carefully read and abide by the court’s orders in the future.
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