(Docket No. 7)
NANCY J. KOPPE, Magistrate Judge.
Pending before the Court is a motion to quash a subpoena filed by Sarah Augustin ("Movant"). Docket No. 7. Plaintiff filed a response in opposition. Docket No. 8. Plaintiff also filed a copy of the subpoena. Docket No. 10. On April 5, 2017, this case was transferred to the undersigned magistrate judge. Docket No. 12. For the reasons discussed more fully below, the Court
Movant's motion is clearly premised on the fact that the date for compliance that is identified in the subpoena is erroneous, in that it requires compliance in 2016. Docket No. 7 at 1 (identifying first ground for the motion as "The date filled by the plaintiff to produce documents reads — March 20,
In responding to the motion, Plaintiff does not address this issue. Instead, Plaintiff states that it was permitted to seek this third-party discovery and further makes generalized assertions that grounds for quashing the subpoena do not exist. See Docket No. 8. For example, without elaboration, Plaintiff contends that, "[i]n accordance with [Rule] 45(d)(3)(A)(i), the subpoena provided its recipient sufficient time to respond." Id. at 4; see also id. at 3 ("[t]here is
In short, Plaintiff served a subpoena that is defective on its face. See in re Subpoena to Jodie Strain, 2013 WL 12155022, at *1 (S.D. Tex. June 19, 2013) ("That subpoena was defective, however, because the date for compliance had already passed"). Plaintiff's response does not recognize that obvious deficiency despite Plaintiff's motion clearly identifying it. Nor has Plaintiff provided any argument that this deficiency, while perhaps technical in nature, is insufficient grounds to quash the subpoena. Cf. CF&I Steel Corp. v. Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc., 713 F.2d 494, 496 (9th Cir. 1983) (affirming the quashing of a subpoena for failing to tender fees concurrently with service of the subpoena, despite later attempt to tender fees more than two months before the date for compliance). As such, Plaintiff has provided the Court no basis on which to do anything other than grant the relief requested of quashing the facially defective subpoena.
For the reasons discussed above, the motion to quash is
IT IS SO ORDERED.