United States District Court, E.D. Michigan, Southern Division
GEORGÉ A. COLE, Plaintiff,
ERIC WILKERSON, et al., Defendants.
ORDER AMENDING CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER AND RESOLVING
VARIOUS DISCOVERY MOTIONS
MATTHEW F. LEITMAN, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
hearing on September 18, 2017, this Court heard arguments on
the following motions:
• Defendants' Motion for Fourth Adjournment of Case
Management Order Dates for a Period of Ninety (90) Days to
Accommodate Facilitation Set for October 20, 2017 (ECF #30)
(the “Motion for Adjournment”)
• Defendants' Motion to Strike Michael Meeron, DC as
a Witness for Failure to Comply with Federal Rules of Civil
Procedure Regarding Disclosure Including Fed.R.Civ.P.
26(a)(2)(B) and This Court's Order to Set Reasonable Fee
for Deposition of Michael Meeron, D.C. (ECF #31) (the
“Motion to Strike Witness”)
• Defendants' Motion to Compel Plaintiff to Provide
a Rule 26(a)(2)(B) Report with Regard to Her Treating/Expert
Physicians or to Preclude Them from Testifying at Trial (ECF
#32) (the “Motion to Compel Rule 26(a)(2)(B)
• Defendants' Motion for an Order Requiring Eugene
Cole to Appear and Show Cause Why He Should Not Be Held in
Contempt for Non-Compliance with Defendants' Subpoena and
to Assess Sanctions Against Plaintiffs Counsel (ECF #35, as
amended in ECF #37) (the “Motion to Show Cause”)
the reasons stated on the record at the hearing on September
18, 2017, the Court resolves the Motion for Adjournment,
Motion to Strike Witness, and Motion to Compel Rule
26(a)(2)(B) Report as follows:
by October 16, 2017, Plaintiff Georgé Cole
(“Cole”) shall submit to Defendants a fulsome,
meaningful, and specific summary disclosure of opinions and
facts pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. Pr. 26(a)(2)(C) for each of
the following treating physicians: Dr. Martin B. Kornblum,
Dr. Michael S. Meeron, Dr. M. Wednesday Hall, Dr. Jack Belen,
and Dr. Stephen D. Mendelson.
depositions of Dr. Martin B. Kornblum, Dr. Michael S. Meeron,
Dr. M. Wednesday Hall, Dr. Jack Belen, and Dr. Stephen D.
Mendelson pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(b)(4) shall be
completed on or by December 15, 2017.
expert discovery shall be completed by January 29, 2018.
for the parties shall confer regarding the fees to be paid to
each expert witness and/or treating physician to be deposed.
Disputes regarding the fee schedule shall be submitted to
this Court for resolution.
the rulings above,
• The Motion for Adjournment is DENIED
• The Motion to Strike Witness is