National Sourcing, Inc. et al v. Bracciale et al
ORDER granting in part 36 Non-Party Greenberg Traurig, P.A.'s Motion to Quash Subpoena and Request for Attorneys' Fees, and denying 40 Defendants' Motion to Strike Plaintiff National Sourcing, Inc.'s Sworn Declaration and Certification of Business Records. Signed by Magistrate Judge Julie S. Sneed on 12/5/2017. (LBL)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
NATIONAL SOURCING, INC. and
PEDRO L. VALDEZ,
Case No: 8:17-cv-1950-T-36JSS
STEPHEN R. BRACCIALE, ANGELUS
TAM, TEK SOURCE USA, INC. and
SAINT ANTON CAPITAL, LLC,
THIS MATTER is before the Court on Non-Party Greenberg Traurig, P.A.’s Motion to
Quash Subpoena and Request for Attorneys’ Fees (“Motion to Quash”) (Dkt. 36), and Defendants’
Motion to Strike Plaintiff National Sourcing, Inc.’s Sworn Declaration and Certification of
Business Records (“Motion to Strike”) (Dkt. 40). On December 5, 2017, a hearing was held on
the Verified Motion to Disqualify Counsel for Defendants, Greenberg Traurig, LLP (“Motion to
Disqualify”), filed by Plaintiff National Sourcing, Inc. (“NSI”) (Dkt. 25) which remains pending
at this time.
As to the Motion to Quash, at the hearing, NSI stated that it withdrew the subpoena as to
its request for witness attendance at the hearing and narrowed its request for production to
Greenberg Traurig’s invoices to NSI. As stated at the hearing, the subpoena is quashed as a
premature discovery request, but without prejudice to NSI to seek this discovery, if warranted,
after the case management meeting has been conducted. See M.D. Fla. Local R. 3.05(c)(2)(B)
(“Unless otherwise ordered by the Court, a party may not seek discovery from any source before
the [case management] meeting.”). The Motion to Quash is therefore granted as to the request to
quash the subpoena, but denied as to the request for an award of attorneys’ fees.
In their Motion to Strike, Defendants seek to strike a declaration NSI filed in support of its
Motion to Disqualify (“Declaration”) (Dkt. 37). NSI filed the Declaration on the eve of the hearing
on the Motion to Disqualify. While the Declaration was filed too late to be utilized during the
hearing on the Motion to Disqualify, it is not otherwise improper and, therefore, the Motion to
Strike is denied. Defendants may have twenty days to respond to the Declaration.
Accordingly, it is ORDERED:
Non-Party Greenberg Traurig, P.A.’s Motion to Quash Subpoena and Request for
Attorneys’ Fees (Dkt. 36) is GRANTED in part as stated herein.
Defendants’ Motion to Strike Plaintiff National Sourcing, Inc.’s Sworn Declaration
and Certification of Business Records (Dkt. 40) is DENIED. Defendants may file a response to
the Declaration (Dkt. 37) within twenty (20) days.
DONE and ORDERED in Tampa, Florida, on December 5, 2017.
Copies furnished to:
Counsel of Record
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