Threet v. Phillips et al

Filing 83

ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS' 73 Motion to Take Deposition from Michael Threet - Signed by Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen. (CCie)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION MICHAEL THREET, No. 14-13345 v. District Judge Bernard A. Friedman Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen D. PHILLIPS, ET AL., Defendants. / ORDER 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. 30(b)(4). 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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