Koach v. Lloyd-Silber Prosthetics, Inc. et al

Filing 19

ORDER denying pltf's motion for sanctions 11 to extent pltf seeks sanctions beyond those id'd in ct's order 14 , directing pltf to forthwith provide defts w/ precise list of all tax return attachments sought in connection w/ ptlf&# 039;s disc request, directing defts to prep & serve formal response to pltf's disc requests w/in 30 days & produce specific stmts of benefits (see Para 3), & specifically directing parties to meet & confer w/ re: any disc dispute arising in future prior to req'ng judicial intervention. (See order for complete details.) Signed by Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner on 2/19/14. (ki)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA JEFFREY D. KOACH, Plaintiff, v. LLOYD-SILBER PROSTHETICS, INC., and STEVEN YOHE, Defendants. : CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:13-CV-1679 : : (Chief Judge Conner) : : : : : : : ORDER AND NOW, this 19th day of February, 2014, upon consideration of plaintiff’s motion (Doc. 11) for sanctions against defendants pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37 for failure to respond to certain of plaintiff’s discovery requests, and the court’s order (Doc. 14) granting plaintiff an award of attorneys’ fees pursuant to Rule 37 but holding the motion in abeyance pending a hearing to the extent plaintiff sought additional sanctions, and, following a hearing conducted on today’s date, the court concluding that no additional sanctions are warranted, it is hereby ORDERED that: 1. Plaintiff’s motion (Doc. 11) for sanctions is DENIED to the extent plaintiff seeks sanctions beyond those identified in the court’s order (Doc. 14) dated January 24, 2014. 2. Plaintiff shall forthwith provide to defendants a precise list of all tax return attachments sought in connection with plaintiff’s discovery request. 3. Within thirty (30) days of today’s date, defendants shall prepare and serve a formal response to plaintiff’s discovery request and shall produce to plaintiff the requested statements of benefits for plan years ending September 30, 2006; September 30, 2007; and September 30, 2008. 4. The parties are specifically directed to meet and confer with respect to any discovery dispute arising in the future prior to requesting judicial intervention. /S/ CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER Christopher C. Conner, Chief Judge United States District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania

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