Sylvester et al v. Merchants Credit Corporation
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)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
KENNETH S. SYLVESTER AND
LISA ANN SYLVESTER,
CORPORATION d/b/a MERCHANTS
The following Minute Order is made by direction of the Court, the Honorable
Thomas S. Zilly, United States District Judge:
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
The Clerk is directed to send a copy of this Minute Order to all counsel of
Dated this 13th day of February, 2018.
William M. McCool
MINUTE ORDER - 1
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