November 12, 2013
ANTOINE ROACH Plaintiff,
STEVE HILAND et al., Defendants.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
THOMAS B. RUSSELL, Senior District Judge.
Plaintiff Antoine Roach sent a letter to the Court, which the Court will construe as a motion for status and GRANT the motion (DN 20). Plaintiff states that he needs to know what is going on with his case. He states that the last document he received was Defendants' answer and that the Court "hasn't told me to respond to it." He asks, "So what am I waiting on now?"
By previous Order, the Court advised Plaintiff that he is not permitted to file a response to the answer. See Fed.R.Civ.P. 7(a)(7). The case proceeds according to the Court's Scheduling Order (DN 10). It is Plaintiff's responsibility to litigate his claims. The Clerk of Court previously sent Plaintiff a Pro Se Prisoner Handbook, which Plaintiff may use as a resource.
According to the Scheduling Order, all pretrial deadlines have expired. If any party wishes to file a dispositive motion, he or she must do so within 30 days from the entry date of this Memorandum and Order. Responses to any dispositive motions must be filed within 21 days of service. Any reply memoranda are due within 14 days of a response.
If no dispositive motions are filed in the allotted time, the Court will set this matter for trial. If any party wishes to request to extend the time for complying with any pretrial deadline, he or she must file a motion for extension of time. As directed in the Scheduling Order, "Any such motion to extend any time should indicate the reasons for extension. The Court will not grant an extension unless good cause is shown."
The Clerk of Court is DIRECTED to send Plaintiff a docket sheet, another copy of the Scheduling Order, and a motion form for Plaintiff's use if he so chooses.