July 29, 2013
Richard Lee Oprenchak, Jr., Plaintiff,
American Family Mutual Insurance Company and its affiliates and subsidiaries, Defendant.
Richard Lee Oprenchak, Jr., Plymouth, MN, pro se.
David P. Jendrzejek, Esq., Taylor Tarvestad-Sztainer, Esq. and Moss & Barnett, Minneapolis, MN, counsel for defendant.
DAVID S. DOTY, District Judge.
This matter is before the court upon the email request by pro se plaintiff Richard Lee Oprenchak, Jr. for an extension of time to file a responsive memorandum. Based on a review of the file, record and proceedings herein, and for the following reasons, the court grants the motion in part.
On May 30, 2012, Oprenchak filed a revised complaint alleging claims for fraud, breach of contract, negligence, wrongful termination, slander, emotional distress,  libel and discrimination. On May 16, 2013, defendant American Family Mutual Insurance Company (American Family) moved for summary judgment, and thereafter, on July 12, 2013, filed a memorandum in support of its motion. On July 24, 2013, Oprenchak submitted an email to the District of Minnesota clerk's office, requesting a thirty day extension - due to unforeseen complications in his health - for the submission of his memorandum in opposition to the motion for summary judgment. The court finds that a thirty day extension is excessive and grants Oprenchak an additional seven days.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff's memorandum in opposition to the motion for summary judgment shall be filed by August 9, 2013;
2. Defendant's reply memorandum shall be filed by August 16, 2013; and
3. Oral argument, currently scheduled for August 23, 2013, at 9:00 am, shall proceed as originally scheduled.