Brittney Gobble Photography, LLC v. Wenn Limited et al
ORDER: The Court finds that Beiny has until March 14, 2018, to produce the above items and provide Plaintiff with written confirmation as to whether Defendants' former employees, Jonny Forsyth and Hayley Chamberlain, will agree to a deposition. Signed by Magistrate Judge Debra C Poplin on 3/9/18. (JBR) Modified to reflect copy mailed to USA Entertainment News, Inc. and Wenn Limited on 3/9/2018 (JBR).
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE
BRITTNEY GOBBLE PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC,
WENN LIMITED, and USA ENTERTAINMENT )
NEWS, INC., d/b/a/ “WENN” and “WORLD
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS NETWORK,”
This case is before the undersigned pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), the Rules of this Court,
and Standing Order 13-02.
The parties appeared telephonically before the Court on March 9, 2018, over a discovery
dispute. Attorney Dale Quisenberry appeared on behalf of Plaintiff.
Lloyd Beiny was also
present. By way of background, the Court held a telephonic conference on January 24, 2018.
During the January 24 conference, the parties agreed to work together to arrange the depositions
of Matthew Walker, Jonny Forsyth, and Hayley Chamberlain. Beiny stated that he would discuss
with Clare Penn her availability for a telephonic deposition but that she does not work for
In addition, the Court ordered Beiny to (1) respond to the outstanding discovery
requests, (2) submit the follow-up information requested during his deposition, and (3) provide all
existing customer agreements from the customers who received the subject images from
Defendants. See [Doc. 77].
During the March 9 telephonic conference, Plaintiff submitted that Beiny did not produce
any of the above documents and that the only deposition that had been taken was Matthew
Walker’s deposition. Beiny responded that he has been involved in other matters and has not had
time to produce the documents. In addition, he stated that the two individuals who have not been
deposed, Jonny Forsyth and Hayley Chamberlain, are no longer Defendants’ employees and that
he cannot compel them to a deposition. Beiny maintained that Clare Penn is not employed by
Accordingly, the Court finds that Beiny has until March 14, 2018, to produce the above
items and provide Plaintiff with written confirmation as to whether Defendants’ former employees,
Jonny Forsyth and Hayley Chamberlain, will agree to a deposition. If Beiny fails to produce the
items and/or provide written confirmation to Plaintiff regarding the depositions, Plaintiff may file
the appropriate motions with the Court. The Court has held several discovery conferences with
these parties in an attempt to help this case proceed to trial. Despite the Court’s efforts, these
issues have not been resolved, and the Court finds it more appropriate to address the issues through
formal motion practice.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Debra C. Poplin
United States Magistrate Judge
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