Bungie Inc v. Aimjunkies.com et al
MINUTE ORDER. Plaintiff's 199 Motion to Strike the Expert Testimony of Brad LaPorte is DENIED in part, GRANTED in part, and DEFERRED in part. Authorized by Judge Thomas S. Zilly. (MJV)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
AIMJUNKIES.COM, et al.,
The following Minute Order is made by direction of the Court, the Honorable
13 Thomas S. Zilly, United States District Judge.
Plaintiff’s motion to strike the expert testimony of Brad LaPorte, docket
no. 199, is DENIED in part, GRANTED in part, and DEFERRED in part, as follows:
The motion is DENIED, in part, as to Plaintiff’s arguments that
LaPorte’s testimony should be excluded because he lacks methodology or analysis
concerning his tendered testimony. Plaintiff’s objections go to the weight and not
the admissibility of LaPorte’s testimony and can be adequately tested during
The motion is GRANTED, in part, because, as stated in the Court’s
prior Minute Order, docket no. 180, LaPorte’s opinion shall be limited to
Defendants’ previous expert’s (Scott Kraemer’s) June 12, 2023, Expert Report and
June 23, 2023, deposition testimony. The motion is further GRANTED, in part,
and LaPorte will be precluded from offering rebuttal testimony to Plaintiff’s
expert Steven Guris. Defendants never disclosed that any expert would rebut or
address Guris’s testimony or report. See Mann Decl. at ¶¶ 5–6 (docket no. 137 at
2); see also LaPorte Expert Report (docket no. 200-2) (scope of engagement and
summary of opinions).
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The Court DEFERS to the Pretrial Conference the issue of whether
LaPorte has any relevant testimony to present in connection with May’s remaining
counterclaim given LaPorte’s deposition testimony. See LaPorte Dep. Tr. (docket
no. 200-3). LaPorte was not asked to provide any opinions and his report does not
mention any technological measures May claims to have employed, or whether or
how Plaintiff purportedly circumvented those measures. See LaPorte Expert
Report (docket no. 200-2).
The Clerk is directed to send a copy of this Minute Order to all counsel of
Dated this 15th day of November, 2023.
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