State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Universal Rehab Services, Inc. et al
ORDER REGARDING THE UNIVERSAL DEFENDANTS' E-MAIL REQUEST--Signed by Magistrate Judge Anthony P. Patti. (MWil)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
STATE FARM MUTUAL
Case No. 2:15-cv-10993
District Judge Victoria A. Roberts
Magistrate Judge Anthony P. Patti
UNIVERSAL REHAB SERVICES, INC.,
SUMMIT MEDICAL GROUP, P.L.L.C.,
DAVID JANKOWSKI, D.O., and
AHMAD T. ABULABON, P.T.,
ORDER REGARDING THE UNIVERSAL DEFENDANTS’ E-MAIL
REQUESTS FOR AN ADDITIONAL FED. R. CIV. P. 30(B)(6) DEPOSITION
AND AN EXTENSION OF THE JUNE 30, 2016 DISCOVERY DEADLINE
To deal with the above-referenced requests, on June 19, 2017, the Court
conducted a telephonic status conference on the record, at which attorneys Kathy P.
Josephson, Marla A. Linderman, and Gary R. Blumberg appeared. After hearing
the arguments of counsel for the parties, and for the reasons stated on the record,
which are incorporated by this reference as though fully restated herein, the Court
concludes as follows:
The Universal Defendants’ request, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P.
30(a)(2)(A)(ii) to conduct an additional 30(b)(6) deposition of
Plaintiff regarding the counterclaim is DENIED.
The Universal Defendants’ request for an extension of the
deadline for obtaining fact discovery pertaining to its
counter-claims is GRANTED, with the extension being given
through Monday, July 30, 2017. Until then, the Universal
Defendants may depose adjusters: David Ward and Mario
Thomas (each of Michigan); Jason Hogge (of Arizona), Carolyn
Ikens (of Washington); and Shannon Trumbell (of Texas). The
scope of the Universal Defendants’ questions at these
depositions is limited to their counterclaims, and they may
conduct the depositions of these individuals by telephone or
Skype. Counsel for any of the other parties may attend these
depositions, in person or remotely, and ask any necessary follow
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Date: June 20, 2017
s/Anthony P. Patti
Anthony P. Patti
U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Certificate of Service
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was sent to parties of record
on June 20, 2017, electronically and/or by U.S. Mail.
Case Manager for the
Honorable Anthony P. Patti
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