Stafford v. Marriott Hotel Services, Inc.

Filing 63

MINUTE ENTRY for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer: Motion Hearing held on 9/15/2014. ORDERED: The Plaintiff is REQUIRED to provide to defense counsel, a written summary of the anticipated testimony of Kevin Gabrych and Rob ert Greenhow by 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on September 18, 2014. The summaries must identify the specific opinions that these witnesses may offer and the specific basis for the opinions they may offer. It is also REQUIRED that for each of these indiv iduals, a CD or a recitation of their experience be produced. Further REQUIRED, a list of materials that they considered or relied upon when formulating their opinions must be signed by them and produced. Defense counsel will have until 5:00 p.m. (Mo untain Time) on September 18, 2014 to provide the Court with any reactions to the supplemental information provided. Magistrate Judge Shaffer will issue an Order that Kevin Gabrych and Robert Greenhow be interviewed informally. The interviews will b e limited to their opinions expressed in the supplemental report and the factual basis of the opinions. The Order will clearly state that these two witnesses are not required to disclose any information of a medical nature that they obtained from Ms. Stafford and that this not relate to their opinions or does not provide a basis for their opinions. It will also be made clear in the Order that while defense counsel may approach these two individuals, they are NOT REQUIRED to submit to an intervie w. Participation on their behalf will be solely voluntary.ORDERED: If the Defendant does not withdraw Defendant's Motion for Leave to Conduct Trial Preservation Depositions, or in the alternative, Motion to Allow Trial Testimony by Telephone 55 by 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on September 16, 2014, the Plaintiff's response to the Motion will be due on or before September 22, 2014.FTR: Courtroom A-402. (amont)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer    Civil Action: 13‐cv‐01492‐REB‐CBS      Date: September 15, 2014  Courtroom Deputy: Amanda Montoya    FTR – Reporter Deck‐Courtroom A402    Parties: Counsel: KELLY J. STAFFORD, Deirdre Ostrowski Michael Keating Melissa Sullivan Plaintiff, v. MARRIOTT HOTEL SERVICES, INC., Julie Warren Dustin Berger Defendant.   COURTROOM MINUTES/MINUTE ORDER HEARING:  MOTIONS HEARING  Court in session: 02:25 p.m.  Court calls case.  Appearances of counsel.    This hearing comes before the Court in regards to Plaintiff’s Motion to Strike Defendant’s Third  Supplemental Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(a)(2) Disclosure Regarding William Hartwick [20] and Motion of  Marriott Hotel Services, Inc., to Conduct Ex Parte Interviews with Treating Healthcare Providers  [22].  Defendant’s Motion for Leave to Conduct Trial Preservation Depositions, or in the  alternative, Motion to Allow Trial Testimony by Telephone [55] was recently filed.     Counsel conducted discovery after the discovery cut‐off date set by the Court.     ORDERED:  Plaintiff’s Motion to Strike Defendant’s Third Supplemental Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(a)(2)  Disclosure Regarding William Hartwick [20] is GRANTED as stated on the record.   The Court makes this ruling from the bench and the time to file an objection  starts today.     Discussion regarding witness list.  Ms. Ostrowski states that Mark Hamilton, Kristine Couch,   Hugh McPherson, Michael Shen, and Joel Shebowich can be stricken from the May Call Expert   Witness list in the Final Pretrial Order.      ORDERED:      The Plaintiff is REQUIRED to provide to defense counsel, a written summary of  the anticipated testimony of Kevin Gabrych and Robert Greenhow by 5:00 p.m.  (Mountain Time) on September 18, 2014.  The summaries must identify the  specific opinions that these witnesses may offer and the specific basis for the  opinions they may offer. It is also REQUIRED that for each of these individuals, a  CD or a recitation of their experience be produced.  Further REQUIRED, a list of  materials that they considered or relied upon when formulating their opinions  must be signed by them and produced.  Defense counsel will have until 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on September 18,  2014 to provide the Court with any reactions to the supplemental information  provided.    Magistrate Judge Shaffer will issue an Order that Kevin Gabrych and Robert  Greenhow be interviewed informally.  The interviews will be limited to their  opinions expressed in the supplemental report and the factual basis of the  opinions.  The Order will clearly state that these two witnesses are not required  to disclose any information of a medical nature that they obtained from Ms.  Stafford and that this not relate to their opinions or does not provide a basis for  their opinions.  It will also be made clear in the Order that while defense counsel  may approach these two individuals, they are NOT REQUIRED to submit to an  interview.  Participation on their behalf will be solely voluntary.     The Court asks for a copy of the Plaintiff’s disclosures.  Counsel is provided with the e‐mail  address of the Courtroom Deputy to send the disclosures.  The Plaintiff’s Initial Disclosures and   Expert Disclosures were e‐mailed and a copy tendered to the Court.  The Court reviews the   Initial Disclosures and Expert Disclosures.     ORDERED:  If the Defendant does not withdraw Defendant’s Motion for Leave to Conduct  Trial Preservation Depositions, or in the alternative, Motion to Allow Trial  Testimony by Telephone [55] by 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on September 16,  2014, the Plaintiff’s response to the Motion will be due on or before September  22, 2014.    If counsel believes that Settlement is an option, they are free to file a Motion requesting a  Settlement Conference.     HEARING CONCLUDED.  Court in recess: 04:41 p.m.  Total time in court: 02:16    To order transcripts of hearings with Magistrate Judge Shaffer, please contact Avery Woods Reporting at  (303) 825‐6119 or toll free at 1‐800‐962‐3345. 

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