IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
February 6, 2012
REGIS INSURANCE COMPANY, PLAINTIFF,
A.M. BEST COMPANY, INC., DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Petrese B. Tucker, U.S.D.J.
AND NOW , this ___of February, 2012, upon consideration of Defendant's Motion to Preclude (Doc. 30), Plaintiff's Response (Doc. 33), and Defendant's Reply thereto (Docs. 38, 39, 40), IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendant's motions are GRANTED IN PART, AND DENIED IN PART *fn1 , as follows:
1. Defendant's Motion to Preclude Plaintiff from introducing any testimony relating to, and all information obtained from, the May 3, 2011 ex parte meeting (Doc. 30) is GRANTED.
2. Defendant's Motion to Preclude Defendant from producing expert testimony (Doc. 30) is DENIED.
3. Defendant's Motion to direct that certain facts be taken as established in this action (Doc. 30) is DENIED.
4. Defendant's requests to: (1) bar Plaintiff from introducing
certain documents as outlined in Exhibit 1 of Doc. 39; (2) require
Plaintiff to produce the letter, dated January 23, 2001, referenced in
William F. Sotigan's February 20, 2001 letter (RIC002158-2159), or
provide a detailed account to Defendant if it is unable to do
so; and (3) require Plaintiff to produce a privilege log
reflecting all designations of attorney-client privilege, work product
doctrine, or any other privilege Plaintiff claims (Doc. 38) are
GRANTED. Plaintiff, if it has not done so already,
shall provide the aforementioned items to Defendant within ten (10)
calendar days of the date of entry of this Order. *fn2
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED , upon consideration of
Plaintiff's unopposed Motion for Accelerated Disposition (Doc. 41) is
DENIED AS MOOT. *fn3
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the parties shall proceed to file dispositive motions thirty (30) calendar days from the date of entry of the present Order, as set forth in this Court's previous Order (Doc. 36), or contact the Court via letter concerning any issues that may prevent the parties with complying with this Court's Order (Doc. 36). Upon the resolution of dispositive motions, the Court shall set a new trial date for this matter.
BY THE COURT:
Petrese B. Tucker