Hassan v. Shreveport et al
MINUTES for proceedings held before Judge Elizabeth E Foote: adopting 25 Report and Recommendation; granting 18 Motion for Sanctions as to non-party witness. (Court Reporter: Barbara Simpson) (crt,Keifer, K)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
City of Shreveport, et al
CIVIL CASE NO. 15-cv-2820
JUDGE ELIZABETH E. FOOTE
MAGISTRATE JUDGE HAYES
HON. ELIZABETH E. FOOTE
DATE: February 1, 2017
START TIME: 9:30 a.m.
END TIME: 10:00 a.m.
STATISTICAL TIME: 00:30
MINUTES OF COURT: Rule to Show Cause Hearing
Stephen Gipson, respondent, represented by Eric G. Johnson
for Plaintiff, M’Leah Hassan
for Defendants, City of Shreveport and Willie Shaw
for Defendant, James Greene
CASE CALLED: Show Cause hearing
Eric G. Johnson made his appearance on behalf of the respondent Stephen Gipson.
The Court strongly admonished the non-party witness, Stephen Gipson, for his failure to previously appear
for the resumption of his deposition scheduled for September 20, 2016, and his failure to appear before
Magistrate Judge Hayes on November 16, 2016.
For reasons orally stated, the Court adopts the findings of fact in the Report and Recommendation, Record
Document , granting  Plaintiff’s Motion for Sanctions.
The parties agree that the deposition is hereby set for Friday, February 3, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., at the office
of Claude Bookter, Jr., Casten & Pearce, Louisiana Tower, 401 Edwards Street, Suite 2100, Shreveport, LA.
The Court ordered a $6,000.00 sanction as to Stephen Gipson, which will be lifted in the event he appears
at the deposition and testifies truthfully, with the exception of a $500.00 monetary fine, to be paid within
thirty (30) days: $270.00 to the U. S. Marshal; and $230.00 to Plaintiff’s counsel, Sarah Giglio, payable to the
Clerk of Court, U.S. District Court, for disbursement by the Clerk to the parties.
Court adjourned at 10:00 a.m.
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