Rennick et al v. Equifax Information Services, LLC

Middle District of Florida, flmd-8:2017-cv-01617

ORDER denying {{34}} Motion to Compel Discovery Responses; granting {{47}} Motion for an Order Authorizing Confidential Production of Documents of Third Party. Signed by Magistrate Judge Amanda Arnold Sansone on 9/4/2018. (BEE)

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PageID 398 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION MICHELE MALVERTY, individually, and as successor in interest for JAMES C. RENNICK, SR., Plaintiff, v. Case No.: 8:17-cv-1617-T-27AAS EQUIFAX INFORMATION SERVICES, LLC and EXPERIAN INFORMATION SOLUTIONS, INC. Defendants. ______________________________________/ ORDER The parties appeared for a hearing on Michele Malverty's motion to compel discovery responses from Experian Information Solutions, Inc. ("Experian"). (Doc. 34). Experian opposed Ms. Malverty's motion and advised that, because of continued conferral, only interrogatory nos. 11 and 12 remain at issue. (Doc. 42). At the hearing, Ms. Malverty's counsel advised the court that he was withdrawing the motion to compel an answer to interrogatory no. 11. In addition to hearing argument on Ms. Malverty's motion to compel an answer to interrogatory no. 12, the court addressed Ms. Malverty and Equifax Information Services, LLC's ("Equifax") joint motion for an order authorizing the confidential production of third-party documents (Doc. 47) and scheduled the parties' requested settlement conference. For the reasons stated on the record at the hearing: 1 PageID 399 (1) Ms. Malverty and Equifax's Joint Motion for an Order Authorizing Confidential Production of Documents of Third Party James L. Palmer (Doc. 47) is GRANTED. This third-party information is subject to the highest level of confidentiality available under the parties' confidentiality agreement. In producing this information, Equifax shall redact all but the last four digits of the account numbers. If the documents are to be filed in this litigation, the confidentiality of the documents are subject to the Locals Rules for the Middle District of Florida and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. (2) Ms. Malverty's Motion to Compel Discovery Responses (Doc. 34) is DENIED as follows: a. As noted above, at the hearing, Ms. Malverty withdrew the motion to compel an answer to interrogatory no. 11; thus, the request is DENIED as moot; and b. The motion to compel an answer to interrogatory no. 12 is DENIED. (3) An order scheduling the settlement conference is entered separately. (Doc. 55). ORDERED in Tampa, Florida on September 4, 2018. 2