Whitney Information, et al v. Xcentric Ventures, et al

Filing 135

ORDER granting 134 Oral Motion to Preclude Plaintiff's In-House Counsel from Deposition. Signed by Judge Douglas N. Frazier on 8/3/2007, nunc pro tunc, 8/1/07. (brh)

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Whitney Information, et al v. Xcentric Ventures, et al Doc. 135 Case 2:04-cv-00047-MMH-SPC Document 135 Filed 08/03/2007 Page 1 of 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT M IDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA F T . MYERS DIVISION WHITNEY INFORMATION NETWORK, INC., a Colorado corporation, Plaintiff, -vsXCENTRIC VENTURES, LLC., an Arizona limited liability company; BADBUSINESSBUREAU.ORG, an Arizona limited liability company and ED MAGEDSON, an individual, Defendants. ______________________________________ Case No. 2:04-cv-47-FtM-34SPC ORDER This cause came on for consideration on the following motion(s) filed herein: MOTION: ORAL MOTION TO PRECLUDE PLAINTIFF'S INHOUSE COUNSEL FROM DEPOSITION (Doc. No. 134 ) FILED: August 1, 2007 _____________________________________________________________ THEREON it is ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. The parties contacted the Court by telephone while they were in deposition regarding a dispute that arose during the video deposition of the Defendant, Ed Magedson. The Honorable Sheri Polster Chappell, United States Magistrate Judge who is assigned to this case was unavailable, and the Honorable Judge Marcia Morales Howard, United States District Judge referred this matter to this Court for resolution. Counsel for Mr. Magedson argued that In-House Counsel for the Plaintiff, -1- Dockets.Justia.com Case 2:04-cv-00047-MMH-SPC Document 135 Filed 08/03/2007 Page 2 of 2 Whit ney Information Network, Inc. should not be permitted to be present by telephone for the deposition of Mr. Magedson based upon the terms of the Protective Order of Confidentiality (Doc. 92). The Protective Order of Confidentiality (Doc. 92) provides in Paragraph 5 that access to confidential materials is limited to counsel of record, and their paralegals, secretaries, administrative and legal personnel working with them as well as outside experts and consultants. The Protective Order of Confidentiality does not provide for parties to have access to confidential information. The Plaintiff represented that In-House Counsel is the representative of the corporation and therefore, the client. The Court finds no prejudice to the Plaintiff by precluding In-House Counsel from the deposition. The Plaintiff may file a motion to allow In-House Counsel to have access to the transcript of the deposition, and can seek to reopen the deposition if good cause is shown. Therefore, the Court will grant the Motion to Preclude Plaintiff's In-House Counsel From Deposition. DONE and ORDERED in Chambers in Ft. Myers, Florida this 3rd day of August, 2007, nunc pro tunc 1st day of August, 2007. Copies: All Parties of Record -2-

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