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Loay S. Naser v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION


November 2, 2012

LOAY S. NASER, PLAINTIFF,
v.
METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Howard R. Lloyd United States Magistrate Judge

*E-filed: November 2, 2012*

NOT FOR CITATION

ORDER ON DDJR #1 [Dkt. 62]

In this employment suit plaintiff Loay S. Naser ("Naser") seeks relief against defendants Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, MetLife Enterprise General Insurance Agency, Inc., and 17 MetLife Securities (collectively "MetLife") for alleged (1) wrongful/discriminatory termination; (2) 18 hostile work environment; (3) failure to pay owed wages; and (4) failure to reimburse reasonable 19 and necessary expenses. MetLife has already deposed Naser for the seven hours allowed under Rule 20 30(d)(1) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure but it would like to depose Naser for an additional 21 seven hours. Naser opposes this request. 22 Rule 30(d)(1) limits a deposition to one day of seven hours but "[t]he court must allow 23 additional time consistent with Rule 26(b)(2) if needed to fairly examine the deponent." Fed. R. 24 Civ. P. 30(d)(1). The Court has reviewed the competing contentions of the parties and finds that 25 additional time is needed for a fair examination of Naser. Naser is the plaintiff in this case and he 26 brings a range of employment claims that span approximately 18 years. He is also the sole fact 27 witness that Defendants seek to depose. For these reasons, the Court grants MetLife leave to 28 conduct further oral examination of Naser for one additional day of up to seven hours no later than 2 November 16, 2012.*fn1

IT IS SO ORDERED.

C10-04475 EJD (HRL) Order will be electronically mailed to:

Barbara Giuffre: Barbara@igc.org 3 Caroline Donelan: caroline.donelan@dlapiper.com 4 Elliot Schlesinger Katz: elliot.katz@dlapiper.com, sandra.sowell@dlapiper.com 5 Ethan G. Zelizer: ethan.zelizer@dlapiper.com, docketingchicago@dlapiper.com 6 Richard B. Glickman: glickmanlawcorp@yahoo.com 7 8 Counsel are responsible for distributing copies of this document to co-counsel who have not registered for e-filing under the court's CM/ECF program.


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