Taylor v. Premier Portfolio Group et al

Filing 4

ORDER granting Plaintiff's 3 Ex Parte Motion for Leave to Engage in Discovery Prior to Rule 26(f) Conference, signed by Judge Robert S. Lasnik. (SWT)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 ELIZABETH TAYLOR, Case No. C18-236RSL 10 Plaintiff, 11 12 13 14 15 v. PREMIER PORTFOLIO GROUP, et al., ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR DISCOVERY PRIOR TO RULE 26(F) CONFERENCE Defendants. This matter comes before the Court on “Plaintiff’s Ex Parte Motion for Leave to Engage 16 in Discovery Prior to Rule 26(f) Conference.” Dkt. # 3. In this action under the Fair Debt 17 Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C. § 1692 et seq., plaintiff alleges that defendant 18 Premier Portfolio Group (“Premier”) made a number of debt-collection contacts with plaintiff in 19 violation of the FDCPA. Plaintiff has only uncovered that Premier appears to be located 20 somewhere in New York State with an address listed as a Niagara, NY post office box. Plaintiff 21 seeks preliminary discovery to ascertain details about Premier’s ownership, the identities of the 22 company’s owners and operators, and an address at which to effect service on them. 23 Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 provides that a party “may not seek discovery from 24 any source” prior to a Rule 26(f) conference except in limited circumstances, including by order 25 of the Court. Fed. R Civ. P. 26(d)(1). Given plaintiff’s unsuccessful attempts to obtain more 26 information about this case’s defendants, the Court finds good cause for allowing plaintiff 27 limited preliminary discovery. 28 ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR DISCOVERY PRIOR TO RULE 26(F) CONFERENCE - 1 1 For the foregoing reasons, the motion, Dkt. # 3, is GRANTED. Plaintiff may issue 2 subpoenas on the relevant internet service providers or website hosts seeking information that 3 would yield details about Premier’s ownership, the identities of the company’s owners and 4 operators, and addresses for effecting service. 5 DATED this 12th day of April, 2018. 6 7 8 9 A Robert S. Lasnik United States District Judge 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR DISCOVERY PRIOR TO RULE 26(F) CONFERENCE - 2

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