Basanti v. Metcalf et al
ORDER: re 101 Motion for Protective Order. by Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland on 2/21/13. (bnbcd, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland
Civil Action No. 11-cv-02765-WJM-BNB
JEFFREY METCALF, M.D.,
JASON ROZESKI, M.D.,
PLATTE VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER, and
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
This matter arises on the Plaintiff’s Motion for Protective Order [Doc. # 101, filed
2/5/2013]. Following a hearing yesterday, I made rulings on the record which are incorporated
The parties have agreed to pay a reasonable rate for travel time incurred by Dr. Huffman
in appearing in Colorado for his deposition. No relief is requested from me in connection with
I am not aware of any authority allowing me to require a party to compensate a local
expert for travel time to appear at a lawyer’s office for deposition, and I will not require such
The parties have encountered a problem concerning whether an expert should be paid for
time reserved for a deposition or only for the time actually expended in conducting the
deposition. To resolve the dispute, I will require that any party intending to examine another
party’s expert provide in advance of the deposition an estimate of the amount of time of
examination. The party examining must pay the expert for the greater of the time reserved or the
time of examination.
In addition, at the parties’ request the case schedule is modified to the following extent:
May 20, 2013.
(All discovery must be completed by the discovery cut-off. All
written discovery must be served so that responses are due on or
before the discovery cut-off.)
Dispositive Motions Deadline:
June 20, 2013.
The defendants shall designate all experts and
rebuttal experts and provide opposing counsel with
all information specified in Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2)
on or before March 1, 2013.
The plaintiff shall designate all rebuttal experts and
provide opposing counsel with all information
specified in Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2) on or before
March 28, 2013.
Dated February 21, 2013.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Boyd N. Boland
United States Magistrate Judge
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