IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
March 30, 2012
MICHAEL PARADISO, PLAINTIFF,
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.,
This matter came before the court on March 30, 2012, for hearing on plaintiff's motion to compel deposition and request for sanctions. (Doc. No. 15). Jill P. Telfer, Esq. appeared for the moving party. Dawn Kennedy, Esq. and Margaret Rosenthal, Esq. appeared for defendant Southwest Airlines Co.*fn1
For the reasons stated on the record, IT IS ORDERED THAT:
1. Plaintiff's motion to compel and request for sanctions (Doc. No. 15) is granted;
2. Defendant and its attorney shall reimburse plaintiff's counsel in the amount of $1,200 for three hours of attorney time at the rate of $400 per hour within twenty-one days of the date of this order. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 37(d)(3) ("[T]he court must require the party failing to act, the attorney advising that party, or both to pay the reasonable expenses, including attorney's fees, caused by the failure, unless the failure was substantially justified or other circumstances make an award of expenses unjust.").