IDS Property Casualty Insurance Co v. Fellows
MINUTE ORDER denying in part and deferring in part plaintiff's 156 MOTION to Seal ; Noting Date 3/27/2017. The motion is renoted for first day of trial, 3/27/17; response due 3/26/17; no reply by Judge Thomas S. Zilly. (RS)cc Morgan Mentzer by email
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
IDS PROPERTY AND CASUALTY
CHARLES H. FELLOWS,
The following Minute Order is made by direction of the Court, the Honorable
Thomas S. Zilly, United States District Judge:
Plaintiff’s motion, docket no. 156, seeking permission to speak with
Michaela Osborne and a ruling that she has waived her attorney/client privilege with
respect to certain materials, is DENIED in part and DEFERRED in part, as follows:
Discovery is closed. Osborne may either consent or refuse to speak
with plaintiff’s attorney, and she may condition any such discussion on the
presence of her attorney, but the Court will not direct her to participate in any
further discovery efforts.
With respect to whether documents Osborne sent to plaintiff’s
attorney are still protected by attorney/client privilege, plaintiff’s motion is
RENOTED to the first day of trial, March 27, 2017; any response by Osborne or
defendant Charles H. Fellows shall not exceed ten (10) pages in length and shall
be filed by Sunday, March 26, 2017. No reply shall be filed unless requested by
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The Clerk is directed to send a copy of this Minute Order to all counsel of
record and to Osborne’s attorney, Morgan Mentzer, at Lavender Law Project, 2425 Sixth
2 Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134-2024, and at email@example.com.
Dated this 23rd day of March, 2017.
William M. McCool
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