IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
August 17, 2010
LOUIS D. THOMPSON, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
WYRKS TOOL & MACHINE LTD., ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge McVerry
Magistrate Judge Bissoon
Plaintiffs' Motion (Doc. 55) for a damages hearing on default judgment is GRANTED.
Given that this case has been referred to a magistrate judge under Local Rule 72.G,*fn1 the damages hearing will proceed before the undersigned, in Courtroom No. 9A, Ninth Floor, United States Post Office and Courthouse, Seventh Avenue and Grant Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, commencing at 10:00 a.m. on September 27, 2010. After the hearing, the undersigned will issue a report and recommendation regarding damages for the District Court's consideration.*fn2
Finally, Plaintiffs' request that Louis D. Thompson and Heidi L. Thompson be permitted to testify at the hearing via telephone (see Pls.' Mot. at ¶ 7) is DENIED. Rather, the testimony of witnesses must be presented in person, or, alternatively, by video deposition.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Cathy Bissoon United States Magistrate Judge