by quoting the case ofRosenbaum v. Becker
Poliakoff. P.A., No 08-CV-8 1004,2010
1 (S.D. Fla. Feb. 23,2010), and a string of other cases, as follows: "The Federal Rules of CivilProcedure strongly favor a full and broad scope of discovery whenever possible, allowing a party toobtain discovery of 'any matter, not privileged, that is relevant..."'. Conspicuously missing is theremainder of the quote, which are the words that follow relevant,
"to the claim or defense of anyparty". As noted, supra, the relevance of these depositions "to the claim or defense of any party"is never even addressed in the response, much less supported.The Court has no choice but to conclude that this is the latest in a lengthy string of actionsby plaintiff~Yc'which,among other things, "multiplies the proceedings
unreasonably andvexatiously" (see 28
$1927). This Court has cajoled, warned, and pleaded with plaintiff toact professionally, ethically, and appropriately, but it seems that even significant sanctions and afinding of civil contempt2have not deferred it fkom proceeding down a path of obfuscation, delay,and improper and inappropriate activity.Plaintiff "waives the flag" and argues the "catastrophic" effect on the right of Plaintiffs toa fair trial, but apparently it wasn't "catastrophic" enough in November, 2009 to require all thisdiscovery back then. This is, purely and simply, just another of plaintiffs smokescreens
heightened, if that were possible, by seeking sanctions against
for their alleged (and totallyunspecified) misconduct (see Resp.
unless opposing depositions that have already beentaken in another case and could easily be used herein constitutes bad faith
or opposing last minutedepositions that could have been taken months ago constitutes bad faith
or unless opposing'There is nothing in the record to show that either plaintiff HPC or plaintiff Peter Halmos,individually, were involved in the issuance of these subpoenas or the scheduling of thesedepositions.'See D.E. 685.
Case 4:08-cv-10084-STB Document 877 Entered on FLSD Docket 07/20/2010 Page 3 of 4