ALLEY v. MTD PRODUCTS, INC et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION & ORDER granting 57 Errata to 55 Motion for Protective Order filed by MTD PRODUCTS LTD., MTD LLC, MTD PRODUCTS, INC, MTD CONSUMER GROUP, INC., MTD HOLDINGS, INC. Accordingly, it is Ordered as follows: (1) Defendants shall no t be required to produce deposition testimony on topics one through nine in Plaintiff's Amended Notice of Deposition of Rule 30(b)(6) Corporate Designee; (2) Defendants shall not be required to produce expert reports, deposition transcripts, dis covery requests, or discovery responses from previous lawsuits involving Defendants in response to Plaintiff's Request for Documents No. 6, and as more fully stated in said Memorandum Opinion and Order. Signed by Judge Kim R. Gibson on 9/28/2018. (dlg)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
Case No. 3:17-cv-3
JUDGE KIM R. GIBSON
MTD PRODUCTS, INC., et. al.,
Before the Court is Defendants' Motion for Protective Order. (ECF No. 57.) The Motion
has been fully briefed (See ECF Nos. 59, 63, 66) and is ripe for disposition. For the reasons stated
below, the Court will GRANT Defendants' Motion.
The Court has subject-matter jurisdiction over Plaintiff's claims under 28 U.S.C. § 1332.
Venue is proper under 28 U.S.C. § 1391.
Plaintiff Reynolds Alley initiated this lawsuit on January 10, 2017, when he filed his
Complaint against Defendants. (ECF No. 1.) Mr. Alley filed his First Amended Complaint on
February 2, 2017. (ECF No. 11.)
This is a products liability lawsuit where Mr. Alley alleges that he was injured by a
defective snowblower-the Model Number 31A-3BAD762 5.5 HP 22-inch Two Stage Snow
Thrower (see ECF No. 11[ 10)-that Defendants manufactured and sold. (ECF No. 9 1[ 9.) Mr.
Alley alleges that he was inflating the tire of the snowblower using an air compressor when the
tire's plastic rim burst, injuring Mr. Alley's hand. (Id.
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