UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
January 9, 2008
OUR CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL, INC., PLAINTIFF
CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL, INC., DEFENDANT
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Patty Shwartz United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER ON INFORMAL APPLICATION
THIS MATTER having come before the Court by way of letter dated January 3, 2008, regarding defendants' request for leave to file a third-party complaint against a controlling figure in plaintiff's corporation; and the Court having conducted a telephone conference on January 9, 2008; and the defendant advising that such relief is sought because the proposed party's deposition showed her role in the trademark activity; and the plaintiff asserting that this individual's role has been known since the production of responses to interrogatories and document demands; and the Court determining that any request for leave to amend the answer to add a third-party complaint against this individual must include the facts surrounding when sufficient information was know about her role; and the Court being further advised that the plaintiffs have not responded to certain supplemental discovery demands nor have they provided deposition dates; and the Court directing that such supplemental discovery demands and deposition dates be provided by the date set forth herein; and the Court further setting a deadline to file the motion for leave to file a third-party complaint that is mindful of the parties' efforts to resolve the case; and for the reasons discussed during the telephone conference; and for good cause shown, IT IS ON THIS 9th day of January, 2008 ORDERED that the motion for leave to file a third-party complaint shall be filed no later than January 25, 2008. Any response shall be submitted no later than February 4, 2008. No replies shall be submitted or oral argument be conducted unless requested by the Court. Nothing herein shall be deemed a ruling that the filing of such a motion is timely or will not result in undue delay;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that,no later than January 25, 2008, the plaintiffs shall:
(1) provide responses to the supplemental document demands; and (2) dates for depositions; and IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all other deadlines remain unchanged.
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