Sylvester et al v. Merchants Credit Corporation

Filing 20

MINUTE ORDER striking as moot Plaintiffs' 12 Motion to Compel; granting Defendant leave to refile its motion to compel consistent with this Minute Order; granting Plaintiffs' request for fees incurred. The Court accordingly awards Plaintiffs attorney's fees of $1,237.50. Authorized by Judge Thomas S. Zilly. (SWT)

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1 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 3 4 5 KENNETH S. SYLVESTER AND LISA ANN SYLVESTER, Plaintiffs, 6 7 8 9 C17-168 TSZ v. MERCHANTS CREDIT CORPORATION d/b/a MERCHANTS CREDIT ASSOCIATION, Defendant. 10 11 12 MINUTE ORDER The following Minute Order is made by direction of the Court, the Honorable Thomas S. Zilly, United States District Judge: (1) Having reviewed Defendant’s response to this Court’s order to show cause, 13 see docket nos. 13, 15, 19, Plaintiffs’ motion to compel, docket no. 12, is STRICKEN as moot. Should Plaintiffs’ review of Defendant’s discovery answers and responses reveal 14 any remaining deficiencies, Defendant is GRANTED leave to refile its motion to compel consistent with this Minute Order. Plaintiffs’ request for the fees incurred in bringing the 15 motion, which Defendant does not oppose, see docket nos. 12, 19, is GRANTED. Plaintiffs’ counsel presents evidence that he spent 4.5 hours in bringing the motion to 16 compel and charges an hourly rate of $275.00. See Declaration of Ryan L. McBride, docket no. 12-1, at ¶ 23. The Court accordingly awards Plaintiffs attorney’s fees of 17 $1,237.50. 18 19 (2) record. The Clerk is directed to send a copy of this Minute Order to all counsel of Dated this 13th day of February, 2018. 20 William M. McCool Clerk 21 s/Karen Dews Deputy Clerk 22 23 MINUTE ORDER - 1

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