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Abdul-Qawiy v. National Railroad Passenger Corp.

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


July 31, 2006

WALEED ABDUL-QAWIY, PLAINTIFF,
v.
NATIONAL RAILROAD PASSENGER CORP., ET AL., DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Henry H. Kennedy, Jr. United States District Judge

ORDER

On March 7, 2006, this court granted defendant's motion to compel and ordered plaintiff to provide complete responses to defendant's interrogatories and requests for production within ten days. The court also ordered plaintiff to pay defendant $250 for fees incurred in making the motion to compel. After plaintiff failed to comply with this order, defendant moved to dismiss this action due to plaintiff's lack of prosecution [#23], which was referred to Magistrate Judge Alan Kay for his Report and Recommendation. On June 19, 2006, Magistrate Judge Kay filed his report, which recognized plaintiff's "pattern of neglect," but nonetheless recommended that plaintiff be given the opportunity, within a period not to exceed twenty-one days, to come into full compliance with the court's discovery order. Alternatively, the Magistrate Judge recommended dismissal without prejudice for twenty-one days.

Upon consideration the Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge and the record of this case, the court adopts the recommendation of the Magistrate Judge in part. Specifically, the court agrees that plaintiff should be given one final opportunity to comply with this court's orders, but will provide only ten days for plaintiff to do so.

Accordingly, it is this 31st day of July 2006, hereby

ORDERED that the Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Kay is ADOPTED in part; and it is further

ORDERED that plaintiff shall have ten days from the docketing of this order to come into full compliance with this court's previous discovery order. Failure to do so will result in the dismissal of this action.

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