IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
January 25, 2010
JOHN JACOB O'BRIEN, JR., PLAINTIFF
WARDEN CAMPBELL, ET AL., DEFENDANTS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Christopher C. Conner United States District Judge
AND NOW, this 25th day of January, 2010, upon consideration of the document (Doc. 11), filed by plaintiff, requesting a conference under Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and it appearing that the above-captioned matter is a proceeding exempt from initial disclosure, see FED. R. CIV. P. 26(a)(1)(B)(iv) (providing that "an action brought without an attorney by a person in the custody of the United States, a state, or a state subdivision" is a proceeding exempt from initial disclosure), and the court finding no reason to compel a Rule 26(f) conference, see FED. R. CIV. P. 26(f)(1) ("Except in a proceeding exempted from initial disclosure under Rule 26(a)(1)(B) or when the court orders otherwise, the parties must confer . . . .") (emphasis added), it is hereby ORDERED that the document (Doc. 11) is CONSTRUED as a motion to compel defendants to confer with plaintiff, and is DENIED as so construed.
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