UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
February 8, 2012
RONDELL BEDWARD, PLAINTIFF,
COUNTY OF NASSAU, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Lindsay, Magistrate Judge:
Before the court is the plaintiff's motion dated January 30, 2012, seeking to compel defendants County of Nassau, the Nassau County Police Department, Detective John Allen and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice (hereinafter the "County Defendants") to respond to outstanding discovery demands and to grant plaintiff a thirty-day extension of the discovery deadline to complete depositions. The County Defendants have opposed the motion by letter dated February 3, 2012. Defendant Danmell Ndonye has not filed a response. Plaintiff's motion is granted, in part.
Plaintiff's motion to compel the County Defendants to respond to plaintiff's discovery demands is denied as moot. The County Defendants represented in their letter dated February 3, 2012 that they have provided plaintiff's counsel with a response to Interrogatories and Document Demands together with documents Bates stamp 000001-000101 as well as a privilege log. Plaintiff's request for an extension of the discovery deadline to complete the depositions of the County Defendants and defendant Ndonye is granted, for good cause. Plaintiff's counsel shall contact defense counsel forthwith to arrange for a mutually convenient time to schedule the depositions. To permit compliance with this order, all discovery, inclusive of expert discovery, is to be completed by April 9, 2012. The deadline to commence dispositive motion practice is extended to April 23, 2012. The final conference scheduled for February 28, 2012 is adjourned to May 7, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. The parties are directed to file a proposed joint pretrial order prior to the final conference.
ARLENE R. LINDSAY United States Magistrate Judge
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