Marotta v. Ford Motor Co et al
ORDER Denying plaintiff's motion in opposition to defendants' bill of costs 116 Signed by District Judge George Caram Steeh. (MBea)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Case No. 14-11149
HON. GEORGE CARAM STEEH
FORD MOTOR COMPANY, et al.,
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION IN OPPOSITION
TO DEFENDANTS’ BILL OF COSTS (DOC. 116)
Plaintiff Alanna Marotta brought this action, alleging that defendants
Ford Motor Company, Michael Wendel, Michael Brudzinski, and Thomas
Garrity discriminated and retaliated against her, and sexually harassed her
in the workplace. A jury trial was held from October 11, 2016 to October
17. 2016. The jury found no cause of action against defendants. This
matter is presently before the Court on plaintiff’s motion in opposition to
defendants’ bill of costs.
The Clerk of Court issued a Taxed Bill of Costs granting costs for
service fees, court reporter fees, and witness fees. (Doc. 114 at 1).
Plaintiff petitions the Court to review this Bill of Costs and deny Angelo
Marotta’s witness fee and all but one of the court reporter fees.
Angelo Marotta’s witness fees are taxable pursuant to section
(II)(E)(1)(a) of the Court’s Bill of Costs Handbook. Additionally, all of
defendants’ requested court reporter fees are taxable under section
(II)(C)(1)(d) of the Court’s Bill of Costs Handbook. Every deposition
transcript at issue was used in support of a motion and defendants
provided the taxation clerk with the title of the motion, the date it was filed,
and the exhibit number. Further, excerpts of the deposition transcripts
used in support of these motions were attached as exhibits to the motions.
Therefore, plaintiff’s motion in opposition to defendants’ bill of costs is
DENIED. The Court awards defendants $6,680.49 in costs.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: February 23, 2017
s/George Caram Steeh
GEORGE CARAM STEEH
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
Copies of this Order were served upon attorneys of record on
February 23, 2017, by electronic and/or ordinary mail.
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