Pallies v. The Boeing Company

Filing 55

ORDER denying plaintiff's 52 Motion for Reconsideration; granting plaintiff leave to file additional motion limited to deposition dispute on or before Thursday, October 5, 2017, signed by Judge Robert S. Lasnik. (SWT) ( 54 Motion to Amend terminated)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 10 DAVID PALLIES, 11 Case No. C16-1437RSL Plaintiff, 12 v. 13 ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION THE BOEING COMPANY, a Delaware corporation 14 15 Defendant. 16 This matter comes before the Court on plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration. Dkt. # 52. 17 18 The motion underlying the Court’s order was plaintiff’s motion to compel, Dkt. # 20, which 19 primarily sought discovery of certain privileged conversations, but also raised a dispute with 20 defendant over the availability of depositions, Dkt. # 20 at 10; Dkt. # 34 at 6. On September 6, 21 2017, the Court denied plaintiff’s motion, concluding the attorney-client privilege covered the 22 conversations at issue. Dkt. # 49. Plaintiff does not move for reconsideration of that ruling, but 1 23 instead reasserts his argument regarding the disputed depositions noted above. Motions for reconsideration are disfavored and will be granted only upon a “showing of 24 25 manifest error in the prior ruling” or “new facts or legal authority which could not have been 26 27 1 Plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration raises a second issue from his original motion, but a recent filing 28 by plaintiff indicates that issue has since been resolved. See Dkt. # 54. ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION - 1 1 brought to [the Court’s] attention earlier with reasonable diligence.” LCR 7(h)(1). Plaintiff has 2 failed to meet that standard, but because he preserved the aforementioned argument before the 3 discovery cutoff, the Court will allow him to reassert it in a subsequent motion. 4 The Court will DENY plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration, but grant plaintiff leave to 5 file one additional motion limited to the deposition dispute referenced in his motion for 6 reconsideration. Plaintiff is directed to file that motion on or before Thursday, October 5, 2017. 7 8 DATED this 2nd day of October, 2017. 9 10 11 A Robert S. Lasnik 12 United States District Judge 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION - 2

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