IDS Property Casualty Insurance Co v. Fellows

Filing 172

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

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 6 7 8 IDS PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY, Plaintiff, 9 10 11 v. C15-2031 TSZ MINUTE ORDER CHARLES H. FELLOWS, Defendant. 12 13 The following Minute Order is made by direction of the Court, the Honorable Thomas S. Zilly, United States District Judge: 14 (1) 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 15 respect to certain materials, is DENIED in part and DEFERRED in part, as follows: 16 17 18 19 20 21 (a) 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. (b) 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 the Court. 22 23 MINUTE ORDER - 1 1 (2) 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 3 Dated this 23rd day of March, 2017. 4 William M. McCool Clerk 5 s/Karen Dews Deputy Clerk 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 MINUTE ORDER - 2

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