Sheffield v. Greene et al
ORDER granting in part and denying in part 124 Motion to Compel depositions. Depositions of certain expert witnesses will be conducted as indicated in the.pdf order. The motion to strike expert witnesses is moot. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding on 1/12/2018. (Spaulding, Karla)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
Case No: 6:17-cv-273-Orl-37KRS
RODRIGUEZ GREENE, KAREN
RAINFORD AKINPELU, VICKIE
DYANNE ALVES and CHRISTINA
This cause came on for consideration without oral argument on the following motion filed
DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO COMPEL DEPOSITIONS
OR, IN THE ALTERNATIVE, MOTION TO STRIKE
EXPERT WITNESSES (Doc. No. 124)
January 10, 2018
THEREON it is ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED in part and
DENIED in part.
Pursuant to the information provided by counsel (Doc. No. 123), it is ORDERED as follows:
(1) the deposition of Dr. Raymond Pitetti shall be conducted on January 22, 2018 in Pennsylvania,
at a time and place designated by counsel that is agreeable with Dr. Pitetti; (2) the deposition of Dr.
Lisa Nigrovic shall be conducted the morning of January 17, 2018 in Massachusetts at a time and
place agreeable to Dr. Nigrovic; and (3) the deposition of Dr. Wendy Chabot shall be conducted in
Massachusetts on January 30, 2018 at a time and place agreeable to Dr. Chabot. As Attorney
Bonderud is unavailable to attend Dr. Chabot’s deposition on January 30, one of his co-counsel shall
attend in his place.
As to Plaintiff’s objection to Defendants’ inclusion of a duces tecum for the depositions of
her expert witnesses, Plaintiff is correct that it is improper to notice expert witnesses for deposition,
as experts are nonparties who require subpoenas. See Karakis v. Foreva Jens Inc., No. 08-61470CIV, 2009 WL 113456, at *2 (S.D. Fla. Jan. 19, 2009). Accordingly, because the expert witnesses
have agreed to the dates for their respective depositions, the 14-day notice requirement under Local
Rule 3.02 is waived; however counsel for Defendants may not require Drs. Nigrovic or Chabot to
produce any documents other than the documents containing the “facts and data considered by the
witness in forming [her opinions],” as required by Rule 26(a)(2)(B)(ii) (which does not include trial
preparation material described in Rule 26(b)(4)). It is ORDERED that Dr. Nigrovic and Dr.
Chabot shall produce documents containing the “facts and data considered by the witness in forming
[her opinions],” as required by Rule 26(a)(2)(B)(ii) (which does not include trial preparation
material described in Rule 26(b)(4)) at the beginning of her deposition.
Counsel for the party taking the deposition shall provide a copy of this Order to the experts
being deposed along with a written notice of the agreed place and time of each deposition.
The alternative request to strike the expert witnesses because they are not available to be
deposed is moot.
DONE and ORDERED in Orlando, Florida on January 12, 2018.
Karla R. Spaulding
KARLA R. SPAULDING
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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