IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
March 12, 2009
DANNY MCDOWELL, PLAINTIFF,
J. L. BISHOP, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
Plaintiff is a California prisoner proceeding pro se with an action for violation of civil rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On September 24, 2008, plaintiff filed a motion asking that the court order defendants to provide further responses to plaintiff's request for production of documents; the motion was dated September 19, 2008. On May 15, 2008, plaintiff was informed that all motions to compel discovery had to be filed no later than September 5, 2008. Because plaintiff has not shown good cause to extend the discovery deadline, see Fed. R. Civ. P. 6(b)(B), his motion to compel will be denied.*fn1
Because there are no other matters pending in this case, the court will order the parties to file their pretrial statements and then a pretrial order will issue.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff's motion to compel (#56) is denied;
2. Plaintiff shall file his pretrial statement within thirty days; and
3. Defendants shall file their pretrial statement within twenty days of service of plaintiff's statement.