Cole v. Wilkerson et al
ORDER Amending Case Management Order and Resolving Various Discovery Motions. (Expert Discovery due by 1/29/2018, Dispositive Motion Cut-off RESET for 2/28/2018, Fina l Pretrial Conference RESET for 6/27/2018 at 2:00 PM before District Judge Matthew F. Leitman, Jury Trial RESET for 7/17/2018 at 9:00 AM before District Judge Matthew F. Leitman. **PLEASE SEE ORDER FOR ADDITIONAL DEADLINES**) Signed by District Judge Matthew F. Leitman. (HMon)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
GEORGÉ A. COLE,
Case No. 16-cv-10511
Hon. Matthew F. Leitman
ERIC WILKERSON, et al.,
ORDER AMENDING CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER
AND RESOLVING VARIOUS DISCOVERY MOTIONS
At a hearing on September 18, 2017, this Court heard arguments on the
Defendants’ Motion for Fourth Adjournment of Case Management Order
Dates for a Period of Ninety (90) Days to Accommodate Facilitation Set for
October 20, 2017 (ECF #30) (the “Motion for Adjournment”)
Defendants’ Motion to Strike Michael Meeron, DC as a Witness for Failure
to Comply with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Regarding Disclosure
Including Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2)(B) and This Court’s Order to Set
Reasonable Fee for Deposition of Michael Meeron, D.C. (ECF #31) (the
“Motion to Strike Witness”)
Defendants’ Motion to Compel Plaintiff to Provide a Rule 26(a)(2)(B) Report
with Regard to Her Treating/Expert Physicians or to Preclude Them from
Testifying at Trial (ECF #32) (the “Motion to Compel Rule 26(a)(2)(B)
Defendants’ Motion for an Order Requiring Eugene Cole to Appear and Show
Cause Why He Should Not Be Held in Contempt for Non-Compliance with
Defendants’ Subpoena and to Assess Sanctions Against Plaintiff’s Counsel
(ECF #35, as amended in ECF #37) (the “Motion to Show Cause”)
For the reasons stated on the record at the hearing on September 18,
2017, the Court resolves the Motion for Adjournment, Motion to Strike Witness, and
Motion to Compel Rule 26(a)(2)(B) Report as follows:
On or by October 16, 2017, Plaintiff Georgé Cole (“Cole”) shall submit to
Defendants a fulsome, meaningful, and specific summary disclosure of opinions and
facts pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. Pr. 26(a)(2)(C) for each of the following treating
physicians: Dr. Martin B. Kornblum, Dr. Michael S. Meeron, Dr. M. Wednesday
Hall, Dr. Jack Belen, and Dr. Stephen D. Mendelson.
Defendants’ depositions of Dr. Martin B. Kornblum, Dr. Michael S. Meeron,
Dr. M. Wednesday Hall, Dr. Jack Belen, and Dr. Stephen D. Mendelson pursuant to
Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(b)(4) shall be completed on or by December 15, 2017.
All expert discovery shall be completed by January 29, 2018.
Counsel for the parties shall confer regarding the fees to be paid to each expert
witness and/or treating physician to be deposed. Disputes regarding the fee schedule
shall be submitted to this Court for resolution.
Given the rulings above,
The Motion for Adjournment is DENIED as moot.
The Motion to Strike Witness is DENIED as moot.
The Motion to Compel Rule 26(a)(2)(B) Report is DENIED
WITHOUT PREJUDICE as moot.
For the reasons stated on the record at the hearing, the Court resolves
the Motion to Show Cause as follows:
On or by October 11, 2017, Defendants shall file a motion concerning the use
of Eugene Cole’s medical records at his deposition. Cole shall respond on or by
October 18, 2017. Once the Court resolves any disputes concerning Defendants’
use of Eugene Cole’s medical records, Defendants may continue the deposition of
Given the rulings above, the Motion to Show Cause is DENIED WITHOUT
Finally, at the hearing on September 18, 2017, counsel for Cole raised
a concern about his ability to access a Drive-Cam video that defense counsel had
previously provided. During the hearing, defense counsel agreed to provide a second
copy of the Drive-Cam video, and defense counsel has since represented to the Court
that he provided the second copy to Cole's attorney on September 19, 2017. The
Court will give Cole's proposed expert Timothy Robbins an opportunity to
supplement his report in light of the second copy of the Drive-Cam video. Cole shall
serve any supplemental report by Robbins upon defense counsel by not later than
November 20, 2017. Defense counsel shall complete the deposition of Robbins not
later than January 4, 2018.
In accordance with this Order, the Court amends the Case Management Order
(ECF #28) as follows:
a. Expert Discovery Completed By:
January 29, 2018
b. Dispositive Motions/Challenges to Experts:
February 28, 2018
c. Rule 26(a)(3) Disclosures:
April 27, 2018
d. Motion in Limine:
May 25, 2018
Responses briefs due 10
days after filing but not
later than June 4, 2018.
Reply briefs due 5 days
after responses are filed,
but not later than June
e. Final Pretrial Order:
June 13, 2018
f. Final Pretrial Conference:
June 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm
g. Trial Date:
July 17, 2018 at 9:00 am
NO FURTHER EXTENSION OF ANY OF THE DATES SHALL BE
GRANTED FOR ANY REASON.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Matthew F. Leitman
MATTHEW F. LEITMAN
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: October 5, 2017
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon the parties
and/or counsel of record on October 5, 2017, by electronic means and/or ordinary
s/Holly A. Monda
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?