Becker v. Carney et al

Filing 148

ORDER denying 138 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages, and denying 144 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. Plaintiff is granted leave to file an amended response within the proper page limits on or before 12/11/17. The Clerk is directed to re-note Defendants' 110 MOTION for Summary Judgment to 12/15/2017. Signed by Magistrate Judge J Richard Creatura.**2 PAGE(S), PRINT ALL**(Asher Becker, Prisoner ID: 325267)(CMG)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA 8 9 10 ASHER JAMES BECKER, Plaintiff, 11 12 13 14 CASE NO. 3:16-cv-05315-RBL-JRC ORDER DENYING MOTIONS FOR OVERLENGTH FILINGS v. BRENT CARNEY, et al., Defendants. 15 16 The District Court has referred this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 civil rights action to United States 17 Magistrate Judge J. Richard Creatura pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A) and (B), and local 18 Magistrate Judge Rules MJR1, MJR3 and MJR4. 19 Plaintiff Asher James Becker filed a motion asking the Court to allow him to file an 20 overlength response to defendants’ motion for summary judgment. Dkt. 138.Plaintiff then filed a 21 second motion requesting an extension. Dkt. 144. 22 23 Responses to motions for summary judgment are limited to 24 pages. LCR 7(e)(3). Further, motions seeking to file overlength pleadings are generally disfavored. LCR 7(f). Here, 24 ORDER DENYING MOTIONS FOR OVERLENGTH FILINGS - 1 1 plaintiff has provided no reason for his need to file an overlength pleading. Rather, he asks 2 summarily in one sentence to file additional pages. See Dkt. 138, 144. Without more, the Court 3 finds an overlength brief is inappropriate here. 4 Therefore, plaintiff’s motions for overlength filings (Dkts. 138, 144) are denied. 5 However, plaintiff is granted leave to file an amended response within the proper page limits. 6 Plaintiff may file his amended response on or before December 11, 2017. The Clerk is directed 7 to renote defendants’ motion for summary judgment (Dkt. 110) for December 15, 2017. 8 Dated this 22nd day of November, 2017. A 9 10 J. Richard Creatura United States Magistrate Judge 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ORDER DENYING MOTIONS FOR OVERLENGTH FILINGS - 2

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