UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
August 27, 2012
MONTE L. HANEY
M. P. HERNANDEZ, ET AL.,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Barbara A. McAuliffe United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO COMPEL AS PREMATURE (ECF No. 43)
This action is currently proceeding on the first amended complaint, filed April 4, 2012, against Defendants Hernandez and Ruiz for violation of the Fourteenth Amendment. (ECF No. 31.) Defendants filed a motion to dismiss on July 3, 2012. (ECF No. 36.) On August 24, 2012, Plaintiff filed a motion to compel. (ECF No. 43.)
As Plaintiff was notified via the first informational order, an order opening discovery is issued once an answer is filed. (ECF No. 18.) No discovery may be conducted, without permission from the Court, until an answer is filed and the Court issues an order opening discovery. Once Defendants have filed an answer a discovery and scheduling order will be issued opening discovery in this action. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff's motion to compel, filed August 24, 2012, is DENIED as premature.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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