The opinion of the court was delivered by: Marianne O. Battani United States District Judge
ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART DEFENDANT'S OBJECTIONS TO TAXED BILL OF COSTS AND GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR A STAY PENDING APPEAL WITH RESPECT TO TAXATION OF COSTS
Before the Court is Defendant United Parcel Service, Inc.'s Objections to Taxed Bill of Costs (Doc. No. 72) and Plaintiff's Motion for Stay Pending Appeal With Respect to Taxation of Costs (Doc No. 67). For the reasons that follow, the Court GRANTS in part and DENIES in part, Defendant's Objections to Taxed Bill of Costs, and GRANTS Plaintiff's Motion for a Stay Pending Appeal with Respect to Taxation of Costs.
The Court awarded United Parcel Service, inc. (UPS) summary judgment on all of the claims brought by its former employee, Plaintiff David MacDonald. Thereafter, Defendant Defendants filed a Bill of Costs requesting $18,380.53. After reviewing the Bill of Costs, the Clerk taxed costs in the amount of $7,670.43. See Doc. No. 66. Thereafter, Defendant filed its Corrected Objection to the Bill of Taxable Costs.
Defendant objects to the denial of nonexpedited costs for the deposition of David MacDonald, Balbir Gandhi, M.D., Phil Siegel, Alice Tkachuk, Thomas Hooper, and Earl Bowen, as well as the court report's appearance fee and cost of the transcript of the video deposition of Bowen. In addition, Defendant objects to the denial of printing fees in the amount of $294.00, for the printing of documents from the electronic filing system and pleadings and other papers served by the parties. UPS further objects to the Clerk's denial of statutory witness fees of $40.00 for Mongkol Mong, M.D., Richard Gelb, Ph.D, and Balbir Gandhi, M.D. Finally, UPS objects to the Clerk's denial of copying fees in the amount of $794.60, which included the cost of copying documents produced to Plaintiff pursuant to his discovery requests, deposition exhibits, and documents necessarily provided to Plaintiff's counsel.
Plaintiff did not file an objection to Defendant's Bill of Costs, and did not file a response to Defendant's Corrected Objection to the Bill of Taxable Costs.
Title 28 U.S.C. § 1920 provides the basic rule for what costs may be taxed in federal court. It reads: "A judge or clerk of any court of the United States may tax as costs the following:
(1) Fees of the clerk and marshal;
(2) Fees of the court reporter for all or any part of the stenographic transcript necessarily obtained for use in the case;
(3) Fees and disbursements for printing and witnesses;
(4) Fees for exemplification and copies of papers necessarily obtained ...