Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. The Cheesecake Factory Inc et al
ORDER striking Defendants' 19 Motion to compel without prejudice to refiling 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
ORDER STRIKING MOTION TO
THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY,
INC., et al.,
CASE NO. C16-1942JLR
Before the court is Defendants’ motion to compel Plaintiff Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) to respond to Defendants’ discovery requests. (Mot.
(Dkt. # 19).) Defendants filed that motion without first requesting a conference with the
court. (See Dkt.) The motion therefore contravenes the court’s March 17, 2017,
scheduling order. (See Sched. Order (Dkt. # 14) 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
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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
Defendants’ motion to compel (Dkt. # 19) without prejudice to refiling the motion in a
manner that comports with the court’s scheduling order.
Dated this 14th day of July, 2017.
JAMES L. ROBART
United States District Judge
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