Finn v. Boulder City, City Of et al

Filing 82

ORDER that 80 Defendants' Emergency Motion for Protective Order and Sanctions is denied, without prejudice. Signed by Magistrate Judge George Foley, Jr on 2/2/17. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - MMM)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 7 8 9 10 11 12 THOMAS W. FINN, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) vs. ) ) CITY OF BOULDER CITY, et al., ) ) Defendants. ) __________________________________________) Case No. 2:14-cv-01835-JAD-GWF ORDER 13 14 This matter is before the Court on Defendants’ Emergency Motion for Protective Order and 15 Sanctions (ECF No. 80), filed on February 1, 2017. Plaintiff filed a Response (ECF No. 81) on 16 February 1, 2017. 17 Having reviewed Defendants’ motion, Plaintiff’s response and the exhibits attached 18 thereto, the Court cannot conclude that Plaintiff Finn did in fact intimidate the witness or that the 19 Court should intervene at this juncture. The Court expects parties, counsel and witnesses to 20 conduct themselves in an appropriate manner during depositions and at all other times. If 21 Defendants wish to refile a motion for sanctions after the conclusion of Mr. Matarese’s deposition, 22 they may do so. Accordingly, 23 24 25 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendants’ Emergency Motion for Protective Order and Sanctions (ECF No. 80) is denied, without prejudice. DATED this 2nd day of February, 2017. 26 27 28 ______________________________________ GEORGE FOLEY, JR. United States Magistrate Judge

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