"R.D" v. Shohola Camp Ground and Resort
ORDER - IT IS ORDERED that no further disclosure of the submitted e-mails is necessary in this lawsuit. Signed by Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson on May 24, 2017. (kjn)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
SHOHOLA CAMP GROUND
Civil No. 3:16-CV-1056
(Magistrate Judge Carlson)
THE BACKGROUND OF THIS ORDER IS AS FOLLOWS:
This case involves allegations of battery, negligence and negligent hiring
and supervision in connection with an episode of alleged sexual abuse which
occurred when the then-minor plaintiff, R.D., was participating in a camping
excursion conducted by the defendant. In the course of this excursion it is alleged
that another camper, identified as N.S., sexually assaulted the plaintiff, and may
have had inappropriate sexual contact with two other minors who shared a tent
with the plaintiff and N.S. during this excursion. These two other minors are
identified in these proceedings as G.M. and E.J.
On March 7, 2017, this matter was referred to the undersigned for pretrial
management and resolution of discovery disputes.
Since that time we have
addressed, and are in the process of addressing, numerous discovery disputes
between these parties.
As part of this process we convened a conference of
counsel on April 27, 2017, in order to address an array of pending discovery issues.
In the wake of that conference, we addressed issues relating to disclosure of e-mail
communications and directed that: (1) the temporal scope of any e-mail review is
limited to the most pertinent time period, January 2016 to the present. (2) With
respect to e-mails between the defendant and GM any undisclosed e-mails were to
be provided to the court for in camera review on or before May 12, 2017.
We have received this in camera submission, and carefully reviewed the emails contained therein. Our review leads us to conclude that none of these emails contains relevant, admissible, or discoverable evidence in the case presently
pending before the court. Therefore, on the basis of this in camera review, IT IS
ORDERED that no further disclosure of the submitted e-mails is necessary in this
So ordered this 24th day of May, 2017.
S/ Martin C. Carlson
MARTIN C. CARLSON
United States Magistrate Judge
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?