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Champion v. Illinois Marine Towing

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS


July 10, 2009

CECIL CHAMPION, PLAINTIFFS,
v.
ILLINOIS MARINE TOWING, INC., DEFENDANT.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Proud, Magistrate Judge

CJRA TRACK: B

February 16, 2010

(Benton)

TRIAL DATE:

ORDER

Before the Court is defendant's Motion to Compel Plaintiff to Respond to Defendant's First Interrogatories and First Request for Production of Documents. (Doc. 17). Through counsel, plaintiff filed a response at Doc. 18, and defendant filed a reply at Doc. 19. Plaintiff's counsel subsequently withdrew and plaintiff is now pro se. See, Doc. 24.

According to the motion, plaintiff has not responded at all to defendant's discovery requests. In response, plaintiff stated that defendant had not yet served its initial disclosures. The discovery requests were served on January 16, 2009. In its reply, defendant points out that it served initial disclosures on February 27, 2009. Thus, at the latest, plaintiff should have responded to defendant's discovery requests by April 1, 2009, but has not done so.

Upon consideration and for good cause shown, defendant's Motion to Compel Plaintiff to Respond to Defendant's First Interrogatories and First Request for Production of Documents (Doc. 17) is GRANTED.

Plaintiff is ordered to fully respond to defendant's interrogatories and produce the requested documents by July 31, 2009.

Plaintiff is hereby cautioned that any failure to comply with this Court's orders or to follow the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure may result in sanctions, which may include monetary penalties and/or dismissal of this case.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

CLIFFORD J. PROUD UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

20090710

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