Hubbell v. FEDEX Smartpost Inc.,

Filing 57

ORDER permitting defendant's expert witness and reopening discovery. Signed by District Judge George Caram Steeh. (MBea)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION SHERYL HUBBELL, Plaintiff, CASE NO. 14-13897 HON. GEORGE CARAM STEEH v. FEDEX SMARTPOST, INC., Defendant. _____________________________/ ORDER PERMITTING DEFENDANT’S EXPERT WITNESS AND REOPENING DISCOVERY On January 9, 2017, the Court held a pretrial conference. For the reasons stated on the record, the trial is adjourned until June 1, 2017. This timeline alters the Court’s proportionality analysis in its prior opinion and order excluding defendant’s expert witness, Dr. Nitin Paranjpe. (Doc. 46). Therefore, for the reasons stated on the record, the Court sets aside its prior ruling on Paranjpe’s testimony and will permit him to testify for defendant. The Court will reopen discovery for the limited purpose of permitting plaintiff to depose Paranjpe before April 30, 2017. Plaintiff may also select -1- her own expert witness to rebut Paranjpe. Any such witness must be named and a report furnished no later than 60 days before the scheduled trial date. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: January 10, 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 January 10, 2017, by electronic and/or ordinary mail. s/Marcia Beauchemin Deputy Clerk -2-

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