Levtec, LLC, v. Barkan et al
ENTRY AND ORDER GRANTING TURN, INC.S MOTION TO BIFURCATE TRIAL 93 PURSUANT TO FED. R. CIV. P. 42(b). Signed by Judge Thomas M. Rose on 5/1/2017. (de)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
WESTERN DIVISION AT DAYTON
Case No. 3:14-cv-00276
Judge Thomas M. Rose
MICHELLE BARKAN, BARKAN
ADVERTISING, LLC, TURN INC.,
ENTRY AND ORDER GRANTING TURN, INC.’S MOTION TO BIFURCATE
TRIAL (DOC. 93) PURSUANT TO FED. R. CIV. P. 42(b)
This case is before the Court on the Motion to Bifurcate Trial (“Motion to Bifurcate”)
(Doc. 93) filed by Defendant Turn, Inc. (“Turn”) pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 42(b). Turn seeks an
order bifurcating the bench trial set to commence on May 15, 2017 into two separate trials: one
regarding the parties’ liability and a second bench trial regarding damages. Plaintiff Levtec, LLC
(“Levtec”) does not oppose Turn’s Motion to Bifurcate and further states that bifurcation may
promote a settlement of this case in the interim between the Court’s ruling on liability and the trial
on damages, if any. (Doc. 95.) Defendants Michelle Barkan and Barkan Advertising, LLC also
do not oppose Turn’s Motion to Bifurcate.
WHEREFORE, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 42(b), the Court hereby GRANTS Turn’s
unopposed Motion to Bifurcate (Doc. 93). On May 15, 2017, the Court will proceed with the
bench trial on liability only. After the Court has ruled on liability, it will schedule a status
conference for purposes of setting a date to complete a trial on damages, if necessary.
DONE and ORDERED in Dayton, Ohio, this Monday, May 1, 2017.
s/Thomas M. Rose
THOMAS M. ROSE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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