Threet v. Phillips et al
ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS' 73 Motion to Take Deposition from Michael Threet - Signed by Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen. (CCie)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
District Judge Bernard A. Friedman
Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen
D. PHILLIPS, ET AL.,
Plaintiff is a pro se Michigan Department of Corrections (“MDOC”) prison inmate
who has filed a civil complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §1983. Plaintiff is housed at the
Saginaw Correctional Facility. Currently before the Court is Defendants’ August 18, 2016
Motion to Take Plaintiff’s Deposition [Docket #73] under Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(a)(2).
Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(a)(2), provides that a party must obtain permission of the court if
the person to be deposed is confined in prison. Plaintiff is currently incarcerated, requiring
Defendants to be granted leave by this Court to take his deposition. In Plaintiff’s response
[Docket #81], he concurs with the request for his deposition.
Defendants, through their counsel, are hereby granted leave to conduct a deposition
of Plaintiff, No. 259136 at the Saginaw Correctional Facility or any other MDOC facility at
which he might be housed. The deposition may be taken in person or by video conference
if the means to do so are available at the facility where Plaintiff is housed. Fed. R. Civ. P.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendants’ motion [Docket #73] is GRANTED,
s/ R. Steven Whalen
R. STEVEN WHALEN
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Dated: September 20, 2016
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was sent to parties of record on
September 20, 2016, electronically and/or by U.S. mail.
s/Carolyn M. Ciesla
Case Manager to the
Honorable R. Steven Whalen
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