United States of America v. Marshall

Northern District of California, cand-4:2015-cv-01613

ORDER by Judge Kandis A. Westmore terminating Defendant's {{25}} Motion for Discovery, because this is not the subject of a motion and should not be filed on the docket. Guidance provided in the order. (kawlc1, COURT STAFF)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 7 Case No. 15-cv-01613-KAW Plaintiff, 8 ORDER TERMINATING v. DEFENDANT'S REQUEST FOR 9 DISCOVERY REGINA MICELLE MARSHALL, 10 Re: Dkt. No. 25 Defendant. 11 12 On July 14, 2016, Defendant Regina Micelle Marshall filed a document entitled Northern District of California United States District Court 13 "Defendant's Request for Discovery," in which she requested various documents and a detailed 14 accounting of all amounts due on her student loan. (Dkt. No. 25.) This filing, however, is formal 15 discovery, rather than a discovery dispute, which should not be filed on the docket. Instead, Ms. 16 Marshall must follow the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in propounding her discovery, 17 including a set of "requests for production of documents" in accordance with Rule 34. 18 Discovery is the formal process used to obtain evidence, and it is not intuitive, so 19 Defendant is encouraged to contact the Federal Pro Bono Project's Help Desk for assistance—a 20 free service for pro se litigants—by calling (415) 782-8982. She may also wish to consult a 21 manual the court has adopted to assist pro se litigants in presenting their case. This manual, and 22 other free information for pro se litigants, is available online at: 23 http://cand.uscourts.gov/proselitigants. 24 Accordingly, Defendant's Request for Discovery is TERMINATED, and she is advised to 25 propound discovery in accordance with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. 26 IT IS SO ORDERED. 27 Dated: July 19, 2016 __________________________________ KANDIS A. WESTMORE 28 United States Magistrate Judge