Trench Tech International, Inc. v. Tech Con Trenching, Inc. et al

Filing 533

ORDER ACCEPTING 523 FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE: The Court ACCEPTS the Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge. In sum, Defendants shall be awarded $84,762.72 in taxable costs. (Ordered by Judge Reed C. O'Connor on 11/21/2022) (mmw)

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Case 4:19-cv-00201-O Document 533 Filed 11/21/22 Page 1 of 2 PageID 14610 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS FORT WORTH DIVISION TRENCH TECH INT’L, INC. & TRENCH-TECH, LTD., Plaintiffs, v. TECH CON TRENCHING, INC., et al., Defendants. § § § § § § § § § § Civil Action No. 4:19-cv-00201-O ORDER ORDER ACCEPTING FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE The United States Magistrate Judge made Findings, Conclusions, and a Recommendation in this case regarding Plaintiff Trench Tech International, Inc.’s Motion to Review Bill of Costs and Objections to Bill of Costs (ECF No. 502), filed August 3, 2022. No objections were filed. The District Court reviewed the proposed Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendation for plain error. Finding none, the Court ACCEPTS the Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendation (ECF No. 523) of the United States Magistrate Judge and ORDERS that: 1. Defendants’ Bill of Costs for service and summons of subpoenas be REDUCED by $1,191.75 and that Defendants be awarded $1,718.25 for service of summons and subpoenas as taxable and necessarily incurred costs. 2. Defendants’ Bill of Costs for transcripts be REDUCED by $6,827.90 for costs of miscellaneous deposition fees and $13,285.50 for non-itemized invoices and that Defendants be awarded $37,861.10 for transcripts as taxable and necessarily incurred costs. Case 4:19-cv-00201-O Document 533 Filed 11/21/22 Page 2 of 2 PageID 14611 3. Defendants’ Bill of Costs for project management fees by REDUCED by $412 and that Defendants be awarded $21,726.26 for delivery fees, scanning and printing, and project management fees as taxable and necessarily incurred costs. 4. Defendants’ Bill of Costs associated with Bates-labeling be REDUCED by $3,280.39 and that Defendants be awarded $23,457.11 for presentation costs, video editing, copies of records from third-party subpoenas, and Bates-labeling as taxable and necessarily incurred costs. In sum, Defendants shall be awarded $84,762.72 in taxable costs. SO ORDERED this 21st day of November, 2022. _____________________________________ Reed O’Connor UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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