Kennedy v. Columbus Manufacturing, Inc. et al
ORDER by Judge Edward M. Chen Granting in Part 46 Plaintiff's Amended Motion for Protective Order. (emcsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/29/2017)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
HAKAN KIP KENNEDY,
Case No. 17-cv-03379-EMC
ORDER GRANTING IN PART
PLAINTIFF’S AMENDED MOTION
FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER
COLUMBUS MANUFACTURING, INC.,
Docket No. 46
For the Northern District of California
United States District Court
On November 26, 2017, Plaintiff Hakan Kip Kennedy filed a motion for protective order,
requesting that the Court change the location of Mr. Kennedy’s deposition, which was scheduled
for December 28 in San Francisco. See Docket No. 46. Mr. Kennedy argues that due to his spinal
injury and limited disability income, it would be expensive and inconvenient for him to travel to
San Francisco for the deposition. However, the deposition of a plaintiff presumptively takes place
in the forum district. See Fausto v. Credigy Servs. Corp., 251 F.R.D. 427, 429 (N.D. Cal. 2008)
(quoting Turner v. Prudential Ins. Co. of Am., 119 F.R.D. 381, 383 (M.D.N.C. 1988)). Thus, Mr.
Kennedy shall give the deposition in person in San Francisco. Considering his financial situation,
Defendant Columbus Manufacturing, Inc., shall reimburse 75% of Mr. Kennedy’s travel costs up
to a maximum contribution of $675 for airplane tickets, $300 for accommodations, and $90 for
local transportation. This order disposes of Docket No. 46.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: November 29, 2017
EDWARD M. CHEN
United States District Judge
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