Lastra v. City Of New York et al

Filing 271

ORDER: Plaintiff's request for an extension of time to take depositions is denied except as further stated in this order. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Robert W. Lehrburger on 6/3/2021) (rsh)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ---------------------------------------------------------------X JAMES LASTRA, : : Plaintiff, : : - against : : CITY OF NEW YORK, et al., : : Defendants. : ---------------------------------------------------------------X 6/3/2021 16-CV-3088 (JGK) (RWL) Order ROBERT W. LEHRBURGER, United States Magistrate Judge. This order resolves the discovery issues raised at Dkts. 268 and 269. 1. Plaintiff’s request for an extension of time to take depositions is denied except as follows. 2. The deposition currently scheduled for June 7, 2021 may be rescheduled at a date and time any time prior to June 30, 2021. By June 8, 2021, Defendants shall provide two proposed alternative dates for the deposition. By June 10, 2021, Plaintiff shall select one of those dates. 3. Earlier orders of this Court require Plaintiff to provide certain information to Defendants at least five days before the deposition. Plaintiff apparently did not fulfill that requirement for the deposition scheduled for June 7, 2021. The five-day period for providing the requisite information is hereby reduced to three days. Any failure to timely comply with this requirement will result in Plaintiff’s forfeiture of his opportunity to depose the respective deponent. 1 4. The witness, the questioner (Plaintiff), and defense counsel shall all appear on camera on the Zoom platform. The Spotlight feature (focused on the witness) shall be used for purposes of recording. 5. Plaintiff’s request regarding documents is denied. Discovery closed and was extended solely for the purpose of giving Plaintiff the opportunity to take certain depositions. 6. By July 7, 2021, Defendants shall file a status report with the Court. SO ORDERED. ROBERT W. LEHRBURGER UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE Dated: June 3, 2021 New York, New York Copies transmitted this date to all parties of record via ECF. 2

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