Ceglia v. Zuckerberg et al

Filing 145

ORDER affirming the Decision and Order and referring case back to Magistrate Jduge Foschio for further proceedings. Signed by Hon. Richard J. Arcara on 9/16/2011. (JMB)

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UNITED STA TES DISTRICT COURT W ESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK PA UL D. CEGLIA , Plaint if f , ORDER 1 0 -CV -5 6 9 A v. M A RK ELLIOT ZUCKERBERG and FA CEBOOK, INC., Def endant s. T h is case w a s refe rre d to M a g istra te Ju d g e L eslie G . F o sch io , p ursu a n t to 2 8 U .S .C . § 63 6 (b )(1 ). O n July 2 5 , 2 0 1 1 , pla intiff file d a m o tion to co m p el co m p lia n ce w ith a p rio r O rd e r o f M a g istrate Ju dg e F osch io d a te d Ju ly 1 , 2 0 1 1 . O n A u g u st 4 , 2 0 1 1 , d e fe n d a n ts file d a cro ssm o tion to co m p el co m p lia n ce w ith th e sa m e O rd e r. O n A u g u st 1 8, 2 0 1 1 , M a g istra te Ju d g e F o sch io file d a D e cisio n a n d O rd e r d e nyin g p lain tiff's m o tio n to co m p e l a n d g ra n tin g in p art a n d d e n ying in p art th e d e fe n d ants' cro ss-m o tio n to co m p e l. O n S ep te m b e r 1 , 20 1 1 , the p la in tiff file d a n o b je ctio n to the M ag istra te Ju d g e's D e cision a n d O rd er. T h e d e fe n d a n ts file d a re sp o n se th ere to o n S ep te m b e r 1 2, 2 0 1 1 . P u rsu a n t to 2 8 U .S .C . § 6 3 6 (b )(1 )(A ), th e district co u rt "m a y reco n sid e r a n y pre tria l m a tter u n d e r th is [se ctio n ] w h e re it h a s b e e n sh o w n th a t th e m a g istra te's o rd e r is cle a rly e rro ne ou s o r co n tra ry to la w ." T h e C o u rt h a s re vie w e d th e p la in tiff's o b je ctio n to M a g istra te Ju d g e F o sch io 's D ecisio n a n d O rd e r. U p on su ch re view , th e C o u rt fin d s th a t M a gistra te Ju d g e F o schio 's D e cisio n a nd O rd e r is n e ith e r cle a rly e rro n e o u s n o r co n tra ry to la w . A cco rd in g ly, th e C o u rt a ffirm s th e D ecisio n a n d O rde r a n d refe rs th is ca se b ack to M a gistra te Ju d g e F o sch io fo r furth e r p ro ceed in g s. SO ORDERED. s/ Richard J. Arcara HONORABLE RICHARD J. ARCARA UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE DATED: September 16, 2011 2