Yale et al v. Community One Bank
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER granting 53 Motion for Appropriate Relief. Signed by Magistrate Judge David S. Cayer on 1/25/18. (tob)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
ALBERT YALE, et al.,
COMMUNITYONE BANK, N.A.,
Civil Action No. 3:15-cv-403-RJC-DSC
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
THIS MATTER is before the Court on Defendant’s “Motion for Appropriate Relief”
(document #53), and the parties’ associated briefs and exhibits.
This matter has been referred to the undersigned Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
636(b)(1), and is now ripe for the Court’s consideration.
The Court has carefully examined the record, the parties’ arguments and the applicable
authorities. For the reasons cited in Defendant’s Motion and supporting briefs, the alternative relief
it requests is granted, as ordered below.
NOW THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED:
1. Defendant’s “Motion for Appropriate Relief” (document #53) in the alternative is
2. The eleven Plaintiffs who are the subject of the Motion for Appropriate Relief are
ordered to appear for their respective depositions at the Charlotte office of McGuireWoods LLP
beginning at 9:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m., on one of the following dates: February 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, or
15, 2018. On or before February 1, 2018, Plaintiffs’ counsel shall inform defense counsel of the
specific date and time when each Plaintiff’s deposition will begin. If, due to the length of any
particular deposition, certain depositions are not completed within the above time frame, the
parties’ counsel shall arrange for any pending depositions to be completed in Charlotte on or before
February 23, 2018.
Plaintiffs’ counsel and the eleven Plaintiffs that are the subject of the Motion for
Appropriate Relief, jointly and severally, shall reimburse Defendant for the following costs and
fees related to the above depositions and the filing of the Motion for Appropriate Relief as follows:
a. Defendant’s court reporter costs for the depositions, which shall be payable
within ten days after defense counsel delivers the bills to plaintiffs’ counsel.
b. Defendant’s reasonable fees in preparing for and taking the depositions,
payable pursuant to the Court’s subsequent Order assessing those fees.
c. Defendant’s reasonable fees incurred in bringing the Motion for
Appropriate Relief, payable pursuant to the Court’s subsequent Order
assessing those fees.
4. On or before February 28, 2018, defense counsel shall submit an affidavit to the
Court detailing the fees they incurred in: (1) drafting the Motion for Appropriate Relief; and (2)
preparing for and taking the depositions of the Plaintiffs that are the subject of the Motion for
Appropriate Relief. The Court then will enter an order awarding fees to be paid by Plaintiffs’
counsel and the eleven Plaintiffs that are the subject of the Motion for Appropriate Relief.
5. The dispositive motions deadline will remain in place.
6. The mediation deadline is extended to April 13, 2018.
The Clerk is directed to send copies of this Memorandum and Order
to counsel for the parties; and to the Honorable Robert J. Conrad.
Signed: January 25, 2018
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