Taber et al v. Ford Motor Company
ORDER Adopting 5 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION to Transfer Jurisdiction of Autoliv ASP Inc.'s 1 MOTION to quash third party subpoena to Western District of Missouri. Signed by District Judge Arthur J. Tarnow. (MLan)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
STEVEN W. TABER, ET AL.,
Case No. 16-mc-51669
SENIOR U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
ARTHUR J. TARNOW
FORD MOTOR COMPANY,
U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE
ELIZABETH A. STAFFORD
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION  AND TRANSFERRING
JURISDICTION OF AUTOLIV ASP INC.’S MOTION TO QUASH THIRD PARTY
SUBPOENA TO THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
Plaintiffs Steven and Renee Taber filed the underlying lawsuit (No. 4:16-cv00162) against Defendant Ford Motor Company in the Western District of
Missouri on October 14, 2016 [Dkt. 2-1]. Plaintiffs brought claims of strict
products liability, negligence, breach of warranty, and failure to warn after Steven
sustained severe injuries during a car accident in July 2014.
Movant Autoliv ASP, Inc. (“Autoliv”) is not a party to the underlying case.
Plaintiffs served Autoliv with a third party subpoena [Dkt. 1-1] on October 20,
2016, seeking a deposition and documents pertaining to the Diagnostic Monitor for
the 1996 Ford Ranger, the car driven by Steven at the time of the accident. Autoliv
moved the Court to quash the third party subpoena  on November 16, 2016.
Plaintiffs filed a Response  on November 21, 2016, to which Autoliv replied 
on December 2, 2016. The Court referred Autoliv’s motion to the Magistrate Judge
 on December 9, 2016.
On December 22, 2016, the Magistrate Judge issued a Report and
Recommendation  recommending that the Court transfer jurisdiction of
Autoliv’s motion to quash the third party subpoena. Autoliv has not filed any
The Court having reviewed the record, the Report and Recommendation is
hereby ADOPTED and entered as the findings and conclusions of the Court.
IT IS ORDERED that Autoliv ASP, Inc.’s Motion to Quash Third Party
Subpoena  will be TRANSFERRED to the Western District of Missouri.
Dated: February 3, 2017
s/Arthur J. Tarnow
Arthur J. Tarnow
Senior United States District Judge
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