United States District Court, W.D. Pennsylvania
MEMORANDUM OPINION ECF NO. 170
PUPO LENIHAN MAGISTRATE JUDGE.
Motion for Sanctions was filed by Plaintiffs on July 3, 2019.
ECF No. 170. The Motion will be denied for the reasons set
Motion follows a Motion to Compel by Defendants and a Renewed
Motion for Default by Plaintiffs. In the present Motion,
Plaintiffs are seeking sanctions against the Defendant, its
prior counsel and its current counsel.
move for sanctions against
1) Defendant and prior counsel Romero for costs associated
with their motion to compel filed November 8, 2017, ECF No.
2) Defendant and current counsel Sneath for false
3) Against Sneath for Plaintiffs' costs associated with
responding to Defendant's Motion to Stay, ECF No. 94;
4) Defendant and Sneath for Plaintiffs' costs associated
with responding to Defendant's Motion to Compel, ECF No.
5) Defendant and Sneath for Plaintiffs' costs associated
with processing and reviewing the approximately 2600 pages of
documents produced by Defendant on the evening of June 28,
ECF No. 171 p. 6.
in opposition to the Motion was filed by prior counsel Romero
on July 15, 2019. ECF No. 176. A brief in opposition was
filed by Defendant and current counsel on July 17, 2017. ECF
No. 177. Plaintiffs advised at the telephone conference on
August 8, 2019, that if the Court grants their Motion for
Partial Summary Judgment, they would be willing to withdraw
this Motion. However, since discovery is still ongoing, and
Defendants will not be filing a response to that motion until
late October due to ongoing discovery, and since there is no
guarantee that the Motion for Partial Summary Judgment will
be granted, the Court will address this Motion now.
Request for Sanctions against Defendant and prior counsel
Romero for costs associated with their motion to ...