Hamza et al v. Hifter

Filing 151

ORDER: For the reasons stated in open court, Defendant Hifter's Motion Objecting to Magistrate Judge Proposed Findings of Fact and Recommendations [Dkt. No. 142] and Motion to Take Judicial Notice and to Stay Proceedings [Dkt. No. 146] are DENIE D, and the Magistrate Judge's Proposed Findings of Fact and Recommendations [Dkt. No. 141] are FULLY ADOPTED. Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that Plaintiffs' Motion for Default Judgment and Sanctions [Dkt. No. 129] beand is GRANTED as to defendant's liability but HELD IN ABEYANCE as to damages; and it is further ORDERED that defendant pay the Hamza plaintiffs $2,249.00 in cancellation fees resulting from the May 9, 2022 deposition that defendant missed; and it is further ORDERED that by close of business on Friday, September 9, 2022, plaintiffs in the three related civil actions submit one consolidated brief of no more than thirty (30) pages that, among other things discussed in open court, proposes a structure for the damages hearing, identifies anywitnesses who want to testify live, and suggests how non-live testimony should be presented; and it is further ORDERED that the Motion of Binnall Law Group to Withdraw as Counsel for Defendant Khalifa Hifter [Dkt. No. 132] be and is GRANTED once the Binnall Law Group has complied with the conditions for withdrawal specified in the Order dated June 10, 2022 [Dkt. No. 140]. (see order for details). Signed by District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema on 7/29/22. (yguy)

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