16-CV-285 Otis v. Demarasse
Order Denying Motion for Sanctions
This decision may provide helpful guidance for the conduct of depositions. The plaintiff filed a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action against a Village of Waterford police officer, who the plaintiff claims violated her constitutional rights. The plaintiff filed a motion to sanction the attorney for a witness whom the plaintiff’s attorney sought to depose as part of the discovery in her case. The plaintiff claimed, in particular, that the attorney for the witness and the attorney for the defendant disrupted the deposition through their repeated objections and severely impeded his ability to complete the deposition. The court found that the attorneys’ conduct during the deposition was not improper and denied the motion.