Haskett et al v. Gamma Powersports et al
ORDER granting 84 Motion to conduct limited discovery. The discovery will be limited to determining the scope of defendant TNHD Partners, LLC d/b/a Harley Davidson of Cool Springs's contacts with the state of Arkansas via its website. Upon completion of this limited discovery, plaintiffs will have 14 days to supplement their response to TNHD Partners's motion to dismiss. Signed by Chief Judge Brian S. Miller on 5/4/2017. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
ROBERT HASKETT and
CASE NO. 3:16CV00047 BSM
TNHD PARTNERS, LLC d/b/a HARLEY DAVIDSON OF
COOL SPRINGS; 4162 DOERR ROAD, INC. d/b/a MARSHALL
DISTRIBUTING, INC.; POWER PRIME LIMITED;
and JOHN DOE 1 (UNKNOWN DEFENDANT)
Plaintiffs Robert and Laura Haskett’s motion to conduct limited discovery [Doc. No.
84] is granted. The discovery will be limited to determining the scope of defendant TNHD
Partners, LLC d/b/a Harley Davidson of Cool Springs’s contacts with the state of Arkansas
via its website. See Lakin v. Prudential Securities, Inc., 348 F.3d 704, 712–14 (8th Cir.
2003) (allowing jurisdictional-related discovery to determine defendant’s contacts with the
forum state via the defendant’s website to help decide whether defendant was subject to
personal jurisdiction). Upon completion of this limited discovery, plaintiffs will have
fourteen (14) days to supplement their response to TNHD Partners’s motion to dismiss.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 4th day of May 2017.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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