Spainv.Cellco Partnership

United States District Court, W.D. North Carolina, Charlotte DivisionJul 13, 2011
CIVIL ACTION NO. 3:10-CV-139-DCK (W.D.N.C. Jul. 13, 2011)


July 13, 2011


DAVID KEESLER, Magistrate Judge

THIS MATTER IS BEFORE THE COURT on Defendant's "Motion For Protective Order" (Document No. 43) filed July 12, 2011. The parties have consented to Magistrate Judge jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), and immediate review is appropriate.

Defendant's motion requests that the Court issue an Order protecting it from further discovery on Plaintiff's wrongful discharge claim, cancelling the deposition of Teri Lassiter scheduled for July 20, 2011, and awarding Defendant costs and fees. Under the circumstances, the undersigned finds that an expedited briefing schedule on the pending motion is appropriate.

IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that Plaintiff shall file a response to Defendant's "Motion For Protective Order" (Document No. 43) on or before 12:00 p.m., July 15, 2011, and Defendant shall file a reply brief on or before 12:00 p.m., July 18, 2011