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Snyder v. Wilson

United States District Court, Fourth Circuit

January 6, 2014

TODD SNYDER, ESQUIRE, Plaintiff
v.
DAVID P. WILSON, et al., Defendants

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

MARVIN J. GARBIS, District Judge.

The Court has before it Defendants' Motion for an Extension of Time to Respond to Complaint [Document 11] and the materials submitted relating thereto. The Court finds that neither a response nor a hearing is necessary.

Having read the motion and attachments, the Court notes a high level of animosity between the two sides - particularly between Plaintiff Snyder and counsel for Defendants. Snyder contends that in an arbitration proceeding, counsel for Defendants obtained, and served on him, a subpoena calling for his production of documents that include privilege and work product protected information. He seeks to avoid compliance with the subpoena.

Counsel for Defendants seeks a 30-day extension of time to respond to the Complaint. Counsel for Plaintiff refuses, noting that such a request would normally be granted as a matter of courtesy. However, due to allegedly offensive statements by an attorney representing Defendants, the consent is denied.

There will be an occasion to sort out the merits of the case in a dispassionate manner in due course.

It appears that the Complaint raises issues that will require a reasonable time for there to be an adequate response. Indeed, a response presenting and addressing all issues for early resolution would be beneficial to both sides.

So long as Plaintiff is not prejudiced by a delay in response, the extension should be granted.

For the foregoing reasons:

1. Defendants' Motion for an Extension of Time to Respond to Complaint [Document 11] is GRANTED subject to the conditions set forth herein.
2. Defendants shall not take any action to enforce the subpoena at issue without leave of this Court.[1]

SO ORDERED.


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