Dobish v. Rain and Hail, LLC
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER - The Order, Filing No. 49 , is affirmed in its entirety. The objections of the plaintiff, Filing No. 50 , are overruled. Ordered by Judge Joseph F. Bataillon. (AOA)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
RAIN AND HAIL, LLC,
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Before the court are the plaintiff’s objections, Filing No. 50, to the Order, Filing No.
49, of Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken. Pursuant to NECivR 72.2 and 28 U.S.C.
§ 636, the court has conducted a de novo review of the record and the court affirms the
Order of Magistrate Judge Thalken and overrules the objections of the plaintiff in their
This case is initially before the court from an appeal of an arbitration decision
regarding the defendant’s denial of plaintiff’s insurance claim. Filing No. 1. The issue
currently before the court involves plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Deposition by Written
Questions.1 Filing No. 42. The magistrate judge determined that of the four requested
questions, the first one was valid, the second one as rewritten was valid, and the third and
fourth questions were without merit and not relevant. Plaintiff objected to these findings.
Filing Nos. 50 and 51. Plaintiff argues he is only seeking factual information related to loss
amounts as it relates to the knowledge of the arbitrator.
The magistrate judge had previously granted leave, in part, to depose the arbitrator in this case with
a limited number of interrogatories. The magistrate judge limited the quantity and content of the
interrogatories and required that plaintiff confer with defense counsel prior to submitting the interrogatories.
Filing No. 39.
The court has carefully reviewed the objections of the plaintiff and finds them to be
without merit. The magistrate judge thoroughly discussed the rationale for the questions
he allowed and disallowed. The court finds the analysis of the magistrate judge is correct
in all respects and overrules the objections of the plaintiff.
THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
The Order, Filing No. 49, is affirmed in its entirety.
The objections of the plaintiff, Filing No. 50, are overruled.
DATED this 23rd day of January, 2012.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Joseph F. Bataillon
United States District Judge
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