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15-1509 - Evarts v. Quinnipiac University


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15-1509 - Evarts v. Quinnipiac University
June 10, 2016
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MEMORANDUM AND ORDER (see attached) granting Plaintiff's request for an extension of time to effect proper service on Defendant pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(m). On or before July 11, 2016, Plaintiff must make proper service on Defendant and must thereafter, on or before July 15, 2016, file proof of service with the Court in compliance with both the Federal and Local Rules of Civil Procedure. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 4 and D. Conn. L. Civ. R. 4, 5. Signed by Judge Charles S. Haight, Jr. on June 10, 2016.(Dorais, L.)
June 21, 2017
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RULING (see attached) granting 18 Defendant's Motion to Compel Initial Disclosures and Request for Sanctions. As set forth in the attached Ruling, on or before July 7, 2017, Plaintiff must serve Defendant with his initial discovery responses in accordance with this District's Initial Discovery Protocols in employment cases. If Plaintiff fails to prosecute his action by failing to provide his disclosures by this deadline, he will be in violation of a Court Order, which may result in sanctions, including dismissal of his action. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 37(b)(2)(A)(v) & 41(b). Counsel are directed to note the Ruling's provisions and deadlines regarding an award of sanctions to Defendant to recover its reasonable expenses and attorney's fees in making this motion. Signed by Judge Charles S. Haight, Jr. on June 21, 2017. (Dorais, L.)
December 6, 2017
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RULING (see attached) denying as moot 23 Defendant's Motion to Compel Discovery Responses, and ORDER (see attached) reserving decision till further evidence is presented on 23 Defendant's Request for Sanctions. Plaintiff and his counsel are hereby notified and ORDERED that on or before December 20, 2017, they must file a written response to this Order and/or request a hearing to show cause why they should not be required to pay Defendant's reasonable expenses incurred in making the motion to compel, including attorney's fees. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 37(a)(5)(A)(ii)-(iii) (requiring court to impose sanctions of reasonable expenses and attorney's fees upon party who "necessitated" motion to compel, and/or attorney who advised his conduct, unless failure to comply was "substantially justified," or "other circumstances make an award of expenses unjust"). Moreover, on or before December 20, 2017, Defendant is ORDERED to present evidence to the Court of the "reasonable expenses" and "attorney's fees" incurred in making the motion to compel (including receipts to document expenses and contemporaneous attorney's records regarding the legal services provided). See New York Ass'n of Retarded Children v. Carey, 711 F.2d 1136, 1147 (2d Cir. 1983). Signed by Judge Charles S. Haight, Jr. on December 6, 2017. (Dorais, L.)
December 10, 2017
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RULING (see attached) granting 25 Defendant's Motion for Leave to file Amended Answer pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a)(2), as "justice so requires." Quinnipiac University must file its "Amended Answer" in the form set forth in the attachment to its motion [Doc. 25-1], on or before December 21, 2017. Signed by Judge Charles S. Haight, Jr. on December 10, 2017. (Dorais, L.)