IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
May 30, 2007
BRITTANY HELFRICK AND JAMES ANTHONY ARCQ, SR., INDIVIDUALLY AND AS PARENTS AND NATURAL GUARDIANS OF JAMES ANTHONY ARCQ, JR., A MINOR, PLAINTIFFS
YVETTE BROWN, M.D., ET AL., DEFENDANTS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Conner
AND NOW, this 30th day of May, 2007, upon consideration of plaintiff's brief in opposition (Doc. 12) to defendants' motions to substitute (Docs. 2, 6), in which plaintiffs request limited discovery to investigate whether defendants were federal employees acting within the course and scope of federal employment,*fn1 it is hereby
1. Plaintiffs' brief in opposition (Doc. 12) is CONSTRUED as a motion for limited discovery and is GRANTED as so construed.
2. Discovery on the issue of whether defendants were federal employees acting within the course and scope of federal employment shall be completed by July 30, 2007.
3. On or before August 13, 2007, plaintiffs shall file briefs in opposition to defendants' motions to substitute (Docs. 2, 6). Failure to file briefs in opposition shall result in the motions being deemed unopposed.
See L.R. 7.6.
4. On or before August 27, 2007, defendants shall be permitted to file reply briefs.
CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER United States District Judge