Al Ghadeer Meat Market Inc et al v. United States of America, Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service

Filing 30

ORDER Adopting Discovery Master's 29 Report and Recommendation and Granting 24 Motion for Protective Order. Signed by District Judge Stephen J. Murphy, III. (DPar)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION AL GHADEER MEAT MARKET INC, and NADIA SAAD, Case No. 2:19-cv-12131 Plaintiffs, HONORABLE STEPHEN J. MURPHY, III v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE., Defendant. / ORDER ADOPTING DISCOVERY MASTER'S REPORT [29] AND GRANTING DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER [24] The Court referred Defendant's motion for a protective order to Discovery Master Thomas M. Schehr. ECF 26. In the motion, Defendant sought "to prevent disclosure of the names of the confidential sources who conducted undercover transactions at Al Ghadeer." ECF 24, PgID 414. Mr. Schehr recommended that the Court grant the motion because "Defendant has properly asserted the informant's privilege and has established a strong public interest in nondisclosure of the confidential sources." ECF 29, PgID 496–97. The parties did not object to the Report. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 53(f)(2). The Report is well reasoned and supported by the record and the applicable law. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 53(f)(3)–(4). The Court agrees with Mr. Schehr's recommendations and adopts the Report's reasoning to support the Court's rulings. 1 WHEREFORE, it is hereby ORDERED that the report and recommendation [29] is ADOPTED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Defendant's motion for a protective order [24] is GRANTED. SO ORDERED. Dated: July 15, 2021 s/ Stephen J. Murphy, III STEPHEN J. MURPHY, III United States District Judge I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon the parties and/or counsel of record on July 15, 2021, by electronic and/or ordinary mail. s/ David P. Parker Case Manager 2

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