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Latoski Johnson v. Lisa P. Jackson

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


December 13, 2011

LATOSKI JOHNSON, PLAINTIFF,
v.
LISA P. JACKSON, DEFENDANT.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Emmet G. Sullivan United States District Judge

MEMORANDUM

Pending before the Court is defendant's motion to dismiss in part and for summary judgment in part filed on May 18, 2011. By Order of May 19, 2011, plaintiff was advised about her obligation to respond to defendant's dispositive motion and the consequences if she did not respond by the deadline of June 29, 2011. [Dkt. No. 9]. By minute orders of June 30, 2011, and September 16, 2011, the Court granted plaintiff's motion for a 60-day enlargement of time to file her response, the latter of which set a deadline of November 16, 2011. Each order reminded plaintiff that her failure to file a timely response could result in dismissal of the case on what would be treated as a conceded motion. Yet, plaintiff has neither filed her response nor sought additional time to do so.

Accordingly, the Court will grant defendant's dispositive motion as conceded. See In re Miller, No. 03-7146, 2004 WL 963819, at *1 (D.C. Cir. May 4, 2004) (In managing its docket under the circumstances presented, "the court may choose to . . . resolve the motion for summary judgment on the merits without an opposition . . . or [] treat summary judgment as conceded."); FDIC v. Bender, 127 F.3d 58, 67 (D.C. Cir.1997) (finding no abuse of discretion in Court's enforcement of local rule by "treat[ing] the FDIC's motion for summary judgment as conceded"); Cromartie v. District of Columbia, 729 F. Supp. 2d 281, 285 (D.D.C. 2010) ("Where the district court relies on the absence of a response as a basis for treating the motion as conceded, we honor its enforcement of the [local] rule.") (quoting Twelve John Does v. District of Columbia, 117 F.3d 571, 577 (D.C. Cir. 1997)). Because defendant has not delineated the defenses upon which she is seeking partial summary judgment, see Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(a), the Court will grant only the motion to dismiss.

SIGNED:

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