D.T. et al v. Knox County Board of Education et al (PLR2), No. 3:2015cv00558 - Document 100 (E.D. Tenn. 2017)

Court Description: Memorandum Opinion and Order: Before the Court is Plaintiffs' motion to strike the Tennessee Department of Education's motion for summary judgment. 93 . In light of this case's posture and the need for judicial eco nomy, the Court will allow an exception to the three-stage process for resolving discovery disputes. The Department of Education is ORDERED to respond to Plaintiffs' request for production by May 11, 2017. Plaintiffs can upload the response s to the docket in support of their opposition to the Departments motion, and they should do so in a timely manner. The 150-day timeline for the Court to address dispositive motions will not be affected. Signed by District Judge Pamela L. Reeves on 4/27/17. (ADA)
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D.T. et al v. Knox County Board of Education et al (PLR2) Doc. 100 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE AT KNOXVILLE ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) I.L., a minor through her parent Donna Taylor, and DONNA TAYLOR, Plaintiffs and Counter-Defendants, v. KNOX COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, Defendant and Counter-Claimant, and KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE; and TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, Defendants. No. 3:15-cv-558 Reeves/Guyton Memorandum Opinion and Order Before the Court is Plaintiffs’ motion to strike the Tennessee Department of Education’s motion for summary judgment. [D. 93]. In light of this case’s posture and the need for judicial economy, the Court will allow an exception to the three-stage process for resolving discovery disputes. See EEOC v. Dolgencorp, LLC, 196 F. Supp. 3d 783, 793 (E.D. Tenn. 2016). The Department of Education is ORDERED to respond to Plaintiffs’ request for production by May 11, 2017. Boilerplate objections will not be considered, as parties responding to requests for production must “state with specificity the grounds for objecting to the request, including the reasons.” FED. R. CIV. P. 34(b)(2)(B); see also Liguria Foods, Inc. v. Griffith Labs., Inc., ___ F.R.D. ___, 2017 WL 976626 (N.D. Iowa Mar. 13, 2017). Plaintiffs can upload the responses to the docket in support of their opposition to the Department’s motion, and they should do so in a timely manner. The 150day timeline for the Court to address dispositive motions will not be affected. 1 Dockets.Justia.com IT IS SO ORDERED. 2