Haukereid v. National Passenger Railroad Corporation
ORDER addressing the discovery issues in the third and fourth joint reports 41 and 43 . Granting in part and mostly denying in part 44 Motion to Continue. An Amended Final Scheduling Order will issue. Signed by Judge D. P. Marshall Jr. on 6/26/2014. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
SCOTT HAUKEREID, individually and as
Personal Representative and Administrator
of the Estate of Andrew Haukereid Jr., deceased
NATIONAL PASSENGER RAILROAD
CORPORATION, dfb/a AMTRAK
The Court will decide the many discovery disputes then address the
Amended Third Joint Report, NQ 41.
1. & 2. The informal interviews should have been done already. Do
them by video conference at Haukereid' s court reporter's office, which is two
blocks from Amtrak's headquarters. Spread them out across two days, picked
by the Railroad to minimize work disruption, in July. The Railroad sets the
batting order for the same reason.
3. Haukereid may take a supplemental deposition of John Davis to
cover only the newly revealed email.
4. This issue is moot.
5. Haukereid' s renewed request for event recorder data is denied.
Haukereid has not yet presented a sufficient basis for this.
Amended Fourth Joint Report, NQ 43 .
1. Haukereid' s request for four 30(b)(6) depositions is denied with one
exception. Amtrak must designate someone knowledgeable about the
Railroad Safety Advisory Committee's Working Groups' or Task Force's
study of exterior side doors and no-motion electrical circuits. Only these
issues should be covered.
2. Haukereid' s answer, as previously supplemented, to Interrogatory
No. 16 is sufficient for now. Haukereid must continue to supplement.
3. Amtrak's request for Medicare-related information is granted for the
reasons stated by the Railroad. Haukereid must supplement by 11 July 2014.
Opposed Motion for Continuance and Extensions, NQ 44.
The motion is granted in part and mostly denied. The remaining
discovery can be done by the 8 August 2014 deadline. We need to keep the
November trial setting. The Court will enter an Amended Final Scheduling
Order with new, compacted expert deadlines. Experts may be deposed
outside the discovery period. The parties can address the experts' opinions
in the dispositive motion briefing as it develops.
Third and fourth joint reports, NQ 41 & 43, addressed. Motion, NQ 44,
granted in part and mostly denied. An Amended Final Scheduling Order will
D.P. Marshall Jr.
United States District Judge
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