Rogers v. C R Bard Incorporated et al

Filing 53

ORDER Granting 51 Stipulation re Discovery Stipulation to Take Deposition of Dr. Ravishankar Konchada Outside Fact Discovery Deadline. Signed by Magistrate Judge Brenda Weksler on 2/16/2021. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - JQC)

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Case 2:19-cv-01581-APG-BNW Document 51 Filed 02/10/21 Page 1 of 4 53 02/16/21 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ERIC W. SWANIS, ESQ. Nevada Bar No. 6840 GLENN F. MEIER, ESQ. Nevada Bar No. 006059 GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP 10845 Griffith Peak Drive, Suite 600 Las Vegas, Nevada 89135 Telephone: (702) 792-3773 Facsimile: (702) 792-9002 Email: swanise@gtlaw.com meierg@gtlaw.com 11 CASEY SHPALL, ESQ.* GREGORY R. TAN, ESQ.* *Admitted Pro Hac Vice GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP 1144 15th Street, Suite 3300 Denver, Colorado 80202 Telephone: (303) 572-6500 Email: shpallc@gtlaw.com tangr@gtlaw.com 12 Counsel for Defendants 8 9 10845 Griffith Peak Drive Suite 600 Las Vegas, Nevada 89135 Telephone: (702) 792-3773 Facsimile: (702) 792-9002 GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP 10 13 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 14 FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEVADA 15 CRISS L. ROGERS, 16 Plaintiff, 17 18 19 Case No. 2:19-cv-01581-APG-BNW STIPULATION TO TAKE DEPOSITION OF DR. RAVISHANKAR KONCHADA OUTSIDE FACT DISCOVERY DEADLINE v. C. R. BARD, INCORPORATED and BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INCORPORATED, 20 Defendants. 21 22 Plaintiff Criss L. Rogers (“Plaintiff”) and Defendants C. R. Bard, Inc. and Bard Peripheral 23 Vascular, Inc. (“Defendants” and collectively with Plaintiff, the “Parties”), by and through their 24 undersigned attorneys, hereby stipulate to take deposition of Dr. Ravishankar Konchada outside the 25 fact discovery deadline for the following reasons: 26 /// 27 /// 28 /// 1 Case 2:19-cv-01581-APG-BNW Document 51 Filed 02/10/21 Page 2 of 4 53 02/16/21 3 1 1. Last October, the depositions set to be taken for the Plaintiff and treating physicians 2 were put on hold when the Parties entered into mediation on 3 October 28, 2020. On November 20, 2020, this Court granted the Parties’ Stipulation 4 to Stay Discovery and All Pretrial Deadlines until January 4, 2021, to allow the Parties 5 time to engage in settlement discussions. [ECF 46.] 6 2. On January 8, 2021, the Parties informed the Court they were unable to come to an 7 agreement on settlement although the 21 other cases that were part of the mediation 8 were settled. The Parties requested until January 15, 2021, to file an Amended 9 Stipulated Discovery Plan and Scheduling Order. [ECF 47]. January 15, 2021, which the Court denied on January 20, 2021, finding that the 12 10845 Griffith Peak Drive Suite 600 Las Vegas, Nevada 89135 Telephone: (702) 792-3773 Facsimile: (702) 792-9002 3. The Parties filed an Amended Stipulated Discovery Plan and Scheduling Order on 11 GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP 10 Parties had not established good cause for the requested extended discovery period. 13 The Court granted the Parties until March 1, 2021 to complete fact discovery. 14 Minute Order (January 20, 2021). 15 4. One of the fact witnesses in the case, Dr. Ravishankar Konchada (who implanted the 16 Bard IVC Filter in Plaintiff), is currently working and traveling out of the country for 17 the month of February 2021. Dr. Konchada’s attorney, Patricia Daehnke, of the law 18 firm Collinson, Daehnke, Inlow & Greco, has informed the Parties that Dr. 19 Konchada is available to sit for his deposition in March 2021. The Parties would 20 therefore like to schedule Dr. Konchada’s deposition for a date he is available prior 21 to March 19, 2021, with the Court’s permission. 22 /// 23 /// 24 /// 25 /// 26 /// 27 /// 28 /// 2 Case 2:19-cv-01581-APG-BNW Document 51 Filed 02/10/21 Page 3 of 4 53 02/16/21 3 1 2 WHEREFORE, the Parties respectfully request that they be permitted to conduct Dr. Konchada’s deposition on a date he is available prior to March 19, 2021. 3 4 IT IS SO STIPULATED. 5 6 Submitted February 10, 2021. 7 8 9 10 11 10845 Griffith Peak Drive Suite 600 Las Vegas, Nevada 89135 Telephone: (702) 792-3773 Facsimile: (702) 792-9002 GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP 12 FLEMING, NOLEN & JEZ, LLP By: GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP /s/ Rand P. Nolen RAND P. NOLEN, ESQ.* *Admitted Pro Hac Vice rand_nolen@fleming-law.com 2800 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 4000 Houston, TX 77056-6109 15 PETER C. WETHERALL, ESQ. WETHERALL GROUP LTD. Nevada Bar No. 4414 pwetherall@wetherallgroup.com 9345 West Sunset Road, Suite 100 Las Vegas, Nevada 89148 16 By: Counsel for Plaintiff 13 14 /s/ Eric W. Swanis ERIC W. SWANIS, ESQ. Nevada Bar No. 6840 swanise@gtlaw.com GLENN F. MEIER, ESQ. Nevada Bar No. 006059 meierg@gtlaw.com 10845 Griffith Peak Drive, Suite 600 Las Vegas, Nevada 89135 CASEY SHPALL, ESQ.* GREGORY R. TAN, ESQ.* *Admitted Pro Hac Vice GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP 1144 15th Street, Suite 3300 Denver, Colorado 80202 shpallc@gtlaw.com tangr@gtlaw.com 17 18 Counsel for Defendants 19 20 21 IT IS SO ORDERED. 22 23 24 25 26 Dated this 16th of February 2021. ____ ______________________________________ BRENDA WEKSLER United States Magistrate Judge 27 28 3

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