Hauck v. Walker et al
ORDER Appointing Counsel and Deferring Ruling by Judge Benjamin H. Settle. Motions removed from docket: 51 MOTION to Compel Plaintiff's Deposition and Plaintiff's Responses to Defendants' Written Discovery Requests and Award Attorney Fees; Motion to Continue Expert Report Disclosure Deadlines filed by Garry Lucas, Phillip D. Walker, Robert Anderson, 69 MOTION to Stay, and 60 MOTION Defendants' Status Report and Renewal of Motion for Award of Deposition Costs and Attorney Fees filed by Garry Lucas, Phillip D. Walker, Robert Anderson. (TG)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
CHRISTINE D. HAUCK,
CASE NO. C13-5729 BHS
ORDER APPOINTING COUNSEL
AND DEFFERING RULING
PHILLIP D. WALKER, et al.,
This matter comes before the Court on Defendants Robert Anderson, Garry Lucas,
and Phillip D. Walker’s (“Defendants”) motion to compel plaintiff’s deposition and
plaintiff’s responses to defendants’ written discovery requests (Dkt. 51); and Plaintiff
Christine Hauck’s (“Hauck”) numerous responses.
On November 13, 2013, the Court denied Hauck’s motion to appoint counsel
concluding that she “should be able to articulate her claims.” Dkt. 5 at 2. The Court also
stated that “[i]f the circumstances change or the Court finds that Plaintiff requires the
assistance of counsel, the Court may reconsider this decision.” Id. Upon review of the
record, the Court concludes that the assistance of counsel may help resolve the discovery
disputes as well as the narrowing of issues for trial. Therefore, the Court will appoint
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counsel for Hauck. The Clerk shall identify an attorney or law firm from the Court’s Pro
Bono Panel to represent Hauck, preferably an attorney or firm located in south western
Regarding Defendants’ discovery motions, the Court will defer ruling until a
motion for costs or calculation of damages. The Clerk shall remove the motions from the
Court’s calendar, and Defendants shall remind the Court of the outstanding bills at the
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated this 8th day of August, 2017.
BENJAMIN H. SETTLE
United States District Judge
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