Soetaert v. Amsted Rail Company, Inc.
ORDER granting 28 joint motion to produce KHRC file. Signed by Magistrate Judge James P. O'Hara on 10/13/20. (jc)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS
AMSTED RAIL COMPANY, INC.,
Case No. 2:20-CV-02153-HLT
This matter comes before the court upon the parties’ Joint Motion for Order to
Release KHRC Documents (ECF No. 28). The court finds the Kansas Human Rights
Commission (KHRC) documents appear to be relevant and discoverable. Therefore, the
motion is granted. Defendant shall mail a copy of this order to the KHRC.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the KHRC shall produce to any party to this
action, or any attorney representing such a party, a copy of its investigative file(s)
pertaining to the charges filed by Justin Soetaert, KHRC Case No. 41322-20, except
such portions thereof which may be of a deliberative or conciliatory nature or are
attorney work product of the KHRC’s legal staff. If redactions are not necessary, the
KHRC shall permit any party to this action, or any attorney representing such a party,
access to such investigative file(s) for inspection and copying. The KHRC is ordered to
allow copies of the same to be made at the expense of the party receiving such
Should the KHRC consider that any items are of a deliberative or
conciliatory nature or attorney work product of the KHRC’s legal staff, copies of such
items shall be forwarded to the undersigned magistrate judge for in camera inspection
within thirty (30) days of the date of this order. A brief summary of the documents
submitted to the court shall be served on all parties in this case.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated October 13, 2020, at Kansas City, Kansas.
s/ James P. O’Hara
James P. O’Hara
U.S. Magistrate Judge
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