State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Elite Health Centers Inc. et al
ORDER DENYING 84 Motion to Quash--Signed by Magistrate Judge Anthony P. Patti. (MWil)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
STATE FARM MUTUAL
Case No. 2:16-cv-13040
District Judge Sean F. Cox
Magistrate Judge Anthony P. Patti
ELITE HEALTH CENTERS, INC.,
ELITE CHIROPRACTIC, P.C.,
ELITE REHABILITATION, INC.,
ASSOCIATES, INC., PURE
REHABILITATION, INC., DEREK
L. BITTNER, D.C., P.C., MARK A.
RADOM, DEREK LAWRENCE
BITTNER, D.C., RYAN MATTHEW
LUKOWSKI, D.C., MICHAEL P.
DRAPLIN, D.C., NOEL H. UPFALL,
D.O., MARK J. JUSKA, M.D.,
SUPERIOR DIAGNOSTICS, INC.,
CHINTAN DESAI, M.D., MICHAEL
J. PALEY, M.D., DEARBORN
CENTER FOR PHYSICAL
THERAPY, L.L.C., MICHIGAN
CENTER FOR PHYSICAL
THERAPY, INC., and JAYSON
ORDER OVERRULING DEFENDANT NOEL H. UPFALL, D.O.’S
OBJECTION TO STATE FARM’S SUBPOENA ISSUED TO FIFTH THIRD
BANK AND DENYING MOTION TO QUASH AND FOR PROTECTIVE
ORDER (DE 84)
On or about November 28, 2017, Plaintiff State Farm Mutual Automobile
Insurance Company (“State Farm”) issued a subpoena to Fifth Third Bank,
requesting bank records concerning Noel Upfall, D.O., P.C., and Noel H. Upfall
Revocable Trust, both of which are closely related to or under the control of
Defendant Noel. H. Upfall, D.O. (DE 84-2.) Currently before the Court is
Defendant Noel. H. Upfall, D.O.’s December 12, 2017 objection to State Farm’s
subpoena issued to Fifth Third Bank and motion to quash and for protective order,
and Plaintiff State Farm’s response. (DEs 84, 87, 88).
Judge Cox referred this motion to me on December 19, 2017 (DE 85), and a
hearing was noticed for January 9, 2018. (DE 86). On the date set for hearing,
attorneys Peter Joelson, Michael Rosenaft, and Hillary Eagan appeared in my
courtroom, and the Court entertained oral argument.
Upon consideration of the motion papers and oral argument of counsel, and
for all of the reasons stated on the record, which are herein incorporated by
reference, Defendant Noel H. Upfall, D.O.’s objection to the above-referenced
subpoena is OVERRULED and the motion to quash and for protective order (DE
84) is DENIED. Nothing in this Order precludes Defendant Noel H. Upfall, D.O.,
from designating any portion of the production made under the subpoena to Fifth
Third Bank as “Confidential” under the existing protective order (DE 82), nor does
it preclude Plaintiff State Farm from challenging such designation.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: January 9, 2018
s/Anthony P. Patti
Anthony P. Patti
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Certificate of Service
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was sent to parties of record
on January 9, 2018 electronically and/or by U.S. Mail.
Case Manager for the
Honorable Anthony P. Patti
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