IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY CAMDEN VICINAGE
November 16, 2009
DENNIS SHARPE AND MARYANN SHARPE, PLAINTIFFS,
SEATRADE GRONINGEN, BV SHIPPING COMPANY, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Ann Marie Donio United States Magistrate Judge
[Doc. No. 45]
THIS MATTER having come before the Court by way of motion [Doc. No. 45] of Plaintiffs, seeking an order requiring Defendants "Lombok Strait" Schifffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, Hamburg and Triton Schiffahrts GmbH, to provide responses to Plaintiffs' request for production of documents; and the Court having considered the moving papers; and the Court having decided this matter pursuant to FED. R. CIV. P. 78; and
THE COURT NOTING that Local Civil Rule 37.1(a) provides:
Counsel shall confer to resolve any discovery dispute. Any such dispute not resolved shall be presented by telephone conference call or letter to the Magistrate Judge. This presentation shall precede any formal motion.
L. CIV. R. 37.1(a)(1); and
THE COURT FINDING that counsel for Plaintiffs has not requested a conference with the Court in accordance with Local Civil Rule 37.1(a)(1) in connection with the present discovery dispute. The Court shall therefore deny without prejudice the motion to compel Defendants to respond to Plaintiffs' request for production of documents.
CONSEQUENTLY, for good cause shown,
IT IS on this 16th day of November 2009,
ORDERED that Plaintiffs' motion [Doc. No. 45] to compel shall be, and hereby is, DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE; and it is further
ORDERED that counsel shall appear for a telephone conference on November 30, 2009 at 9:30 A.M.. Counsel for Plaintiffs shall initiate the telephone call.
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