In Re: Anatolie Stati

Filing 13

ORDER granting 6 Motion to Intervene. First, there is no dispute between the parties that Steppe Capital is entitled to intervene in this matter. Accordingly, the Court grants Steppe's motion to intervene. Second, Steppe Capital has fa iled to proffer any reasonable basis, let alone any legal authority, that permits it to obtain all discovery produced to Stati in response to subpoenas issued pursuant to this Section 1782 suit. As Steppe Capital itself concedes, "Steppe Ca pital, to be sure, has no connection to the alleged conduct at issue in the Moldovan proceeding or the purported actions that led to the Stockholm award." Dkt. 8 at 10. Accordingly, the Court denies Steppe Capital's motion to obtain a ll discovery responsive to the subpoenas. Third, Steppe Capital, in seeking a protective order, has failed to "include a certification that [it] has in good faith conferred or attempted to confer with other affected parties in an effort to resolve the dispute without court action." Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(c)(l). In the interests of judicial economy, the Court denies Steppe Capital's motion for a protective order without prejudice to Steppe Capital's right to renew the motion after conferring with opposing counsel in good faith and so certifying to the Court that it has done so. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Paul A. Engelmayer on 1/18/2023) (tg)

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