Way Services LTD

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United States District Court, S.D. Texas, Houston DivisionDec 5, 2005
Civil Action No. H-04-4470. (S.D. Tex. Dec. 5, 2005)

Civil Action No. H-04-4470.

December 5, 2005


Pending before the court is Defendant Way Services LTD's motion for summary judgment (Doc. 17). Defendant filed this motion well over three months ago, on 4 August 2005. Plaintiff Lawrence Renfrow has yet to file any response. According to Local Rules 7.3 and 7.4, a party must file its opposition to a motion within twenty days from filing. If a party fails to file its opposition within the allotted time, the court will deem the motion unopposed and grant it. Accordingly, Defendant's motion for summary judgment is GRANTED.

In its motion, Defendant also seeks an award of attorney's fees. After reviewing the pleadings and evidence on file, the court has determined that Plaintiff's complaint was not so "frivolous, unreasonable, or without foundation" as to merit an award of attorney's fees. Christiansburg Garment Co. v. EEOC, 434 U.S. 412, 421 (1978); see also, United States v. Mississippi, 921 F.2d 604, 609 (5th Cir. 1991). Therefore, Defendant's motion for attorney's fees is DENIED.