Savan Magic Ltd.

Filing 31

ORDER Denying as moot 12 Motion to Quash and Denying as moot 28 Emergency Motion for Leave to File a Surreply. Signed by Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe on 9/6/2017. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - SLD)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 11 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 12 13 IN RE APPLICATION OF SAVAN MAGIC LTD. TO TAKE DISCOVERY PURSUANT TO 28 U.S.C. § 1782 14 15 ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No. 2:17-cv-01689-JCM-NJK ORDER (Docket Nos. 12, 28) 16 Pending before the Court is Respondent’s motion to quash. Docket No. 12. Petitioner filed a 17 response, and Respondent filed a reply. Docket Nos. 23, 27. Respondent’s motion seeks the quashing 18 of a subpoena for documents and deposition testimony that was served on him on July 15, 2017. See 19 Docket No. 12 at 10. Petitioner does not meaningfully dispute that the subpoena was defective, and 20 thereafter withdrew the subpoena. Docket No. 23 at 4. Accordingly, the dispute presented through 21 motion to quash has resolved itself, and the motion to quash is therefore DENIED as moot.1 22 Petitioner served Respondent with a new subpoena after the motion to quash was filed. See 23 Docket No. 23 at 8. In addition to attempting to rectify alleged procedural defects with the original 24 subpoena, Petitioner also changed the discovery sought in the second subpoena. See, e.g., id. As the 25 second subpoena is not at issue in the motion, any dispute arising out of it is not properly before the 26 Court, and the Court declines to address the propriety of that second subpoena based on the shifting 27 28 1 Respondent’s request for attorney’s fees and costs in relation to his motion to quash is DENIED. 1 briefing of the parties. To the extent the parties dispute the propriety of the second subpoena, a proper 2 motion must be filed addressing that particular subpoena filed after a proper meet-and-confer if Court 3 intervention is required. If those circumstances exist, Petitioner shall file a motion to compel no later 4 than September 20, 2017.2 That motion will be briefed pursuant to the default schedule in the local 5 rules, and will be decided in the ordinary course. Moreover, the Court DENIES as moot the motion to 6 file a surreply (Docket No. 28). 7 IT IS SO ORDERED. 8 DATED: September 6, 2017 9 ______________________________________ NANCY J. KOPPE United States Magistrate Judge 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2 26 27 28 The Court will not entertain any counter-motion to quash or for protective order. All relevant arguments should be included in briefing the motion to compel. To the extent the Court finds any or all of the discovery sought to be improper, it will issue sua sponte an order protecting Respondent from that discovery. E.g., Fed. R. Civ. P. 37(a)(5)(B) (“If the motion [to compel] is denied, the court may issue any protective order authorized under Rule 26(c)”). 2

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