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New Scheduling Orders in § 1983 Cases

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Effective immediately, the scheduling orders linked below will be utilized by all Magistrate Judges of the Western District of Arkansas in § 1983 prisoner cases.

The first order will be entered once all defendants have answered. This order includes language allowing for the incarcerated plaintiff's deposition.  It also puts the burden on the plaintiff to identify John/Jane Doe defendants.

The second order directs the prisoner to file a written response to a summary judgment motion within 14 days.


1983 - proposed new initial scheduling order.pdf