Standard Fire Insurance Company v. Zeisler
ORDER denying 33 Motion for Protective Order and Motion to Quash subpoena. Signed by Judge Susan J. Dlott on 6/20/17. (wam)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
Case No. 1:15-cv-805
The Standard Fire Ins. Co.,
District Judge Susan J. Dlott
Order Denying Without Prejudice Motion For
Protective Order And To Quash Subpoena
This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff’s Motion for Protective Order and to Quash
Subpoena Duces Tecum Issued by Counsel for Defendant. (Doc. 33.) Plaintiff seeks to quash
the subpoenas duces tecum issued to Wade Insurance Agency and to Matthew R. Pais. (Docs.
Discovery motions are not permitted without leave of the Court pursuant to the Court’s
Standing Order of Civil Procedures section I.(D.). The pending motion was filed in violation of
the Standing Order. Additionally, Plaintiff has not established cause for the issuance of a
protective order under Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26(c) or 45(d). Plaintiff has not clearly
identified who Wade Insurance Company and Matthew R. Pais are in relationship to parties and
facts of this case, why it would impose an undue burden upon them to be deposed or to produce
documents, and upon what grounds Plaintiff is asserting their rights.1
Based upon early filings, the Court assumes that Wade Insurance Company insured the houseboat at the center of
Accordingly, the Motion for Protective Order and to Quash Subpoena Duces Tecum is
DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. The parties are directed to comply with section I.(D.) of
the Standing Order for this dispute and for all discovery disputes.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
DATED: June 20, 2017
S/Susan J. Dlott__________________
Judge Susan J. Dlott
United States District Court
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