Versaterm Inc. v. City of Seattle et al
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE directing Versaterm and Defendants to show cause as to what issues, if any, remain for trial on February 26, 2018. Responses due within 10 days of this order. Signed by Judge James L. Robart. (PM)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
CASE NO. C16-1217JLR
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
CITY OF SEATTLE, et al.,
This case arises from nonparty Nolan Hicks’s Washington Public Records Act,
RCW ch. 42.56, request for Plaintiff Versaterm Inc.’s allegedly proprietary information
and trade secrets from Defendants City of Seattle and Seattle Police Department
(collectively, “Defendants”). (See generally Compl. (Dkt. # 1); Am. PI Mot. (Dkt.
# 15).). On September 13, 2016, the court entered a preliminary injunction preventing
Defendants from producing, disclosing, or releasing Versaterm’s documents in response
to Mr. Hicks’s request during the pendency of this action and pending further order of the
court. (PI (Dkt. # 32) at 2.) At the end of 2016 and through the first quarter of 2017, the
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parties agreed that Versaterm would file a motion for a permanent injunction no later than
March 31, 2017. (See 12/21/16 Order (Dkt. # 36); 2/21/17 Order (Dkt. # 39); 3/21/17
Order (Dkt. # 41).) Despite the parties’ agreement on a briefing schedule, Versaterm
never filed such a motion (see Dkt.), and the dispositive motions deadline passed on
November 28, 2017 (Sched. Order (Dkt. # 37) at 1).
Because Versaterm never filed the agreed-upon motion for a permanent injunction
or any other dispositive motion, the court ORDERS Versaterm and Defendants to show
cause as to what issues, if any, remain for trial on February 26, 2018. (Id.) The parties
must each file a response of no more than two (2) pages within ten (10) days of the entry
of this order. Defendants must file their response jointly.
Dated this 29th day of November, 2017.
JAMES L. ROBART
United States District Judge
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