I Do Not Think That Word Means What You Think It Means

Start at Grayson v. No Labels, Inc.), ruled yesterday by Judge Paul Byron, M.D. Fla.):

The Court is now examining this cause. On February 2, 2022 the Defendants filed a Notification of Compliance stating they had submitted their Stipulations of Material facts to Plaintiff’s respective Motions of Summary Judgement. Plaintiff has not responded to Defendants’ communications. The proposed Stipulations were then attached by the Defendants. Plaintiff also filed a Notice of Compliance on the same date and attached their proposed redline edits for the Defendants’ proposed Stipulations of Material Facts. []Material Facts” claiming that the “Defendants submitted different versions of their proposals [S]Before Plaintiff has a fair opportunity to make the changes shown in the attached, he must agree to these stipulations [e]xhibits.”

The parties don’t seem to be aware of the fact that a “stipulation”, by definition, is “a condition.”[a]Voluntary agreement by opposing parties regarding a pertinent point. It is not the court’s paralegal. The Court will not read redlined copies of the Defendants proposed Stipulations.

All these files are thus STRICKEN for not conforming to the Court’s Case Management and Scheduling Order. The Court directs the parties to meet telephonically and discuss each motion for summary judgment. Additionally, every Stipulation must identify (1) what allegedly defamatory statements is at issue and (2) when these allegedly defamatory remarks were published.