August v. Manley Toys LTD
ORDER GRANTING IN PART and denying in part 26 Motion to Extend ; GRANTING IN PART and denying in part 30 Motion to Compel. Signed by Magistrate Judge Anthony P. Patti. (MWil)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Case No. 2:13-cv-13894
District Judge Paul Borman
Magistrate Judge Anthony P. Patti
MANLEY TOYS, LTD.,
ORDER GRANTING IN PART PLAINTIFF’S MOTION TO EXTEND
DISCOVERY (DE 26) AND GRANTING IN PART DEFENDANT’S
MOTION TO COMPEL DEPOSITION AND FOR COSTS AND
SANCTIONS (DE 30)
This matter is before the Court for consideration of Plaintiff’s motion to
extend discovery by 60 days (DE 26) and Defendant’s motion to compel the
completion of the deposition of Plaintiff (DE 30). Both matters came before me at
a hearing on November 10, 2015. For the reasons stated on the record,
Defendant’s motion is GRANTED, excepting its request for costs and sanctions.
(DE 30.) As stated upon the record, I also order the following with respect to
1. Plaintiff’s deposition must be scheduled and completed on or before
November 20, 2015.
2. Defendant will have six hours in which to complete the deposition.
3. Plaintiff shall rely on his counsel to make objections and determine the
narrow exceptions under which a question may be refused during a
deposition. Plaintiff shall not make his own objections and must, unless an
exception exists, answer the questions asked of him.
4. Plaintiff’s deposition shall take place at the law office of Defendant’s
counsel. Mr. Dubinski may listen in by telephone.
Additionally, and for the reasons stated on the record, Plaintiff’s motion (DE 26) is
GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART with the following conditions:
1. Fact discovery will remain open until November 30, 2015 for the limited
purpose of Plaintiff’s deposition of Defendant’s corporate representative
pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6).
2. Plaintiff is ordered to re-notice the deposition in compliance with Rule
30(b)(6). In particular, the notice must describe with reasonable
particularity the matters for examination.
3. Disposition of Plaintiff’s newly filed motion for protective order (DE 35),
which was not before me, shall not impact any deadlines set forth in this
4. Nothing in this order will impact any other deadlines set by Judge Borman in
his February 17, 2015 scheduling order, unless ordered by him to the
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: November 10, 2015
s/Anthony P. Patti
Anthony P. Patti
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was sent to parties of record
on November 10, 2015, electronically and/or by U.S. Mail.
Case Manager for the
Honorable Anthony P. Patti
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