Li et al v. Walsh, et al

Filing 735

ORDER AFFIRMING 728 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION; granting 724 Motion to Compel. A Clerks Entry of Default shall be ENTERED. Signed by Judge Kenneth A. Marra on 12/9/2020. See attached document for full details. (ir)

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Case 9:16-cv-81871-KAM Document 735 Entered on FLSD Docket 12/09/2020 Page 1 of 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA LAN LI, et al., Plaintiffs, Case No. 16-cv-81871 v. JOSEPH WALSH, et al. Defendants. ______________________________________/ LAN LI, et al., Plaintiffs, Case no. 19-cv-80332 v. PNC BANK, N.A., and RUBEN RAMIREZ, Defendants. ________________________________________/ ORDER AFFIRMING THE REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION This matter is before the Court on the Report of the Magistrate Judge (DE 728), entered November 23, 2020. The Court has reviewed the Report, and notes no objections been filed. As noted in the Report, Defendant Joseph J. Walsh, Jr. has failed to appear for two1 duly noticed depositions and has not responded to written discovery requests, after being ordered to do so. The Court finds this conduct intentional, willful and contemptuous justifying the imposition of the gravest sanctions. Accordingly, it is ORDERED AND ADJUDGED as follows: 1) The Report (DE 728) is AFFIRMED. 1 The Report mistakenly refers to three depositions. Case 9:16-cv-81871-KAM Document 735 Entered on FLSD Docket 12/09/2020 Page 2 of 2 2) Represented Plaintiffs’ Motion to Compel and for Sanctions Regarding Deposition of Joseph J. Walsh, Jr. [DE 724] is GRANTED. 3) Defendant Joseph J. Walsh, Jr.’s pleadings are STRICKEN. 4) The Represented Plaintiffs are entitled to reasonable fees and costs. 5) A Clerk’s Entry of Default shall be ENTERED. DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers at West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, this 9th day of December, 2020. KENNETH A. MARRA United States District Judge

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