IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
June 18, 2007
JAMES OWENS, PLAINTIFF,
ROD BLAGOJEVICH, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Proud, Magistrate Judge
Before the Court is plaintiff's motion to compel the defendants to produce certain documents. (Doc. 59). In response, defendants assert that plaintiff never propounded any request for production before filing the subject motion. (Doc. 64). Defendants further note that they have now made their required initial disclosures, which encompass many of the documents that plaintiff seeks.
Obviously, one must formally make a discovery request and be rebuffed before the Court can compel compliance withe th request. See Fed.R.Civ.P. 34(b). Plaintiff has not filed a copy of his discovery requests with his motion, as required by Local Rule 26.1(b)(3), nor has plaintiff indicated when he allegedly served the defendants with the request for production.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that plaintiff's motion to compel (Doc. 59) is DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
CLIFFORD J. PROUD U. S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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