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WPS on discovery

WPS on discovery

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Published by Beau Dure
How WPS feels about Borislow's discovery requests.
How WPS feels about Borislow's discovery requests.

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INTHECIRCUITCOURTOFTHE15THJUDICIALCIRCUITINANDFORPALMBEACHCOUNTY,FLORIDACIVILDIVISIONCASENO.502011CA018214XXXXMBAIFREEDOMSOCCER,LLCandMAGICTALKSOCCERCLUB,LLC,Plaintiffs,
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PursuanttotheCourt'srulingduringtheFebruary23,2012statusconfere~~DefrndantWomen'sSoccer,LLC(the"League"),byandthroughundersignedcounsel,herebysubmitsthefollowinglistofrequesteddiscovery,shouldtheCourtdeterminethatdiscoveryiswarrantedpriortoitsrenderingadecisionconcerningPlaintiffsMotiontoEnforcetheSettlementAgreement(the"MotiontoEnforce").PRELIMINARYSTATEMENTAspreviouslystated,DefendantrespectfullysubmitsthatthisCourtshoulddeterminetheMotion
to
Enforceonthepapers,withoutanevidentiaryhearing.TheenforceabilityoftheproposedagreementhingesuponwhetherornotthatagreementwascontingentupontheU.S.SoccerFederation'sC"USSF")approvalofthecontemplatedplayingarrangement.
It
isundisputedthatUSSFhasnotsignedoffonthatarrangement.Intheordinarycircumstance,anevidentiaryhearingmaybeappropriatetodetermineissuesregardingtheparties'intent.Inthiscase,however,Plaintiffsareboundbytheircounsels'representationsthattheagreementwas"subjecttofinal
u.s.
SoccerFederationapproval.'"
See,
1118Tr.p.8:14-16;
seealso1118
Tr.p.4:21-25("[Tlhereareafewthingsthathavetobeworkedoutoncewegeteverythingresolvedonpaper,including,asyou'llhear,U.S.SoccerFederationsanctioningorapprovalofit")(emphasisadded);
1118
Tr.p.5:1-10([Wle'dliketohaveaholdingdateincaseforwhateverreasonwedon'tgetthefinalapprovaloftheFederation...")(emphasisadded);
1118
Tr.p.13:1-8("Yourhonor,justtoclarifyone
RENNERTVOGELMfu'lDLER
&
RODRIGUEZ,P.A.,ATTORNEYSAT1..AW,29THFLOOR,MIAMITOWER
100
S.E.
2ND
STREET,MIAMI,FLORIDA
33131-2130·
TEL.
(305)577-,U77·
FAX
(305)373-6036
 
Defendant'sNoticeOfRequestedDiscoveryCaseNo.:502011CA018214XXXXMBAlPage2
e.g.,Salinas
v.
Medina,
15So.3d896,897(Fla.3dDCA2009);Rule2.505(h),Fla.
R.
jud.
Admin.Plaintiffs'counsels'contemporaneousstatementsarethebestevidenceoftheirintent,nottheirafter-the-factrationalizations.Thus,anyattemptstopursuediscoveryorpresenttestimonycalculatedtodifferfromPlaintiffs'attorneys'statementsareineffectiveandawasteoftheparties'andtheCourt'sresources.REQUESTEDDISCOVERY
If
theCourtdeterminesanevidentiaryhearingisnecessary,DefendantrequeststhefollowinglimiteddiscoveryrelevanttotheMotiontoEnforce.A.DepositionsofLouisEdererandDanielBorislowMr.EderersubmittedaDeclarationinsupportoftheMotion
to
Enforce.Ifdiscoveryispermitted,theLeaguewillquestionMr.Edererregardingtherelevantsubjectsaddressedinhisdeclaration,includinganycommunicationshehadwiththeUSSF.TheLeaguealsoseekstotakethedepositionofDanielBorislow.Mr.BorislowfirstproposedtheideaofplayingexhibitionmatchesinaJanuary13,2012emailtocertainLeagueowners.
See
ExhibitFtoDefendant'sOpposition
to
theMotiontoEnforceSettlementAgreement("Def.Opp.").HealsonegotiatedthetermsoftheproposedsettlementwithMr.JohnsonandMs.O'SullivanonJanuary17,2012.TheLeaguewouldseektoquestionMr.BorislowconcerninghiscommunicationswiththeLeague,reportersorotherthirdpartiesregardingtheproposedarrangement.B.LimitedDocumentRequestsTheLeaguerequestsproductionofthefollowinglimitedcategoriesofdocumentsforthetimeperiodrelevanttotheproposedarrangement.TheLeagueharborsseriousconcerns
pointandmakethisclear,whentheagreementisfinalizedandapprovedbyU.S.Soccer,Mr.Borislowwillbeoperatingateam...butit..willnotbeapartoftheWomen'sProfessionalSoccerLeague.")(emphasisadded);1126Tr.p.4:18-5:2C'Partofthesettlementrequiresapprovalfrom[USSFlandthathasnotbeenforthcoming.")(emphasisadded);
1/26
Tr.p.4:18-20("[A]saresultof[atlthispointnotreceivingthesanctionorapprovalof[USSFl,wecannotreporttothecourtthatwe'veachievedasettlement.").
RENNERTVOGELMANDLER
&
RODRIGUEZ,P.A.,ATTORNEYSAT
Lxw,
29THFLOOR,MIAJ'v1ITOWER100S.E.2NDSTREET,MIAMI,FLORIDA33131-2130·TEl..(305)577-4177·FAX(305)373-6036
 
Defendant'sNoticeOfRequestedDiscoveryCaseNo.:502011CA018214XXXXMBAlPage3
regardingthetimeandexpenserequiredtorespond
to
broaddocumentrequestslikethosedescribedintheMotiontoEnforce
,2
andurgestheCourttotailorPlaintiffs'requestsappropriately.TheLeaguebelievesthatalldocumentproduction(forbothparties)shouldbelimitedtothetimeframefromJanuary1,2012(approximatelytwoweekspriortoMr.Borislow'semailproposingtheexhibitionmatches)toJanuary31,2012(thedatethatplaintiffsfirstassertedthesettlementagreementwas"final").1.Alldocumentsconstituting,referencingorreflectingcommunicationsbetweenPlaintiffsortheirattorneys,ontheonehand,andtheLeagueoritsattorneys,ontheother,regarding(1)thenegotiationoftheproposedsettlementagreementor(2)communicationswiththeUSSFconcerningthatagreement.Documentsconcerningthenegotiationsarerelevanttotheparties'intentandshouldbeproduced.TheLeaguealsoexpectsthatdocumentsexchangedbetweenthepartiesafterJanuary18willdemonstratethat,contrarytoPlaintiffs'claimsintheirFebruary21"PositionStatement,"PlaintiffswerekeptfullyapprisedoftheLeague'scommunicationswithUSSF.2.Alldocumentsconstituting,referencingorreflectingcommunicationsbetweenPlaintiffsortheirattorney(s)andUSSF.AllcommunicationsbetweenthePlaintiffs(ortheirattorneys)andtheUSSFshouldbeproducedinordertodeterminewhetherthosecommunicationssupporttheLeague'spositionthatthepartiesindeedintendedthatMr.Borislow'steamwouldfieldWNTplayers.SuchcommunicationsalsomaycontainstatementsconsistentwithPlaintiffs'counsels'January18andJanuary26on-the-recordrepresentationsthattheproposedsettlementrequiredUSSF
to
approvetheplayingarrangement.
Forexample,Plaintiffssoughtproductionof"alldocumentsrelatingtotheeconomicancl!orbusinessprospectsoftheWPSteamsforthe2012season,includingbutnotlimitedtoanyfinancialforecasts,budgets,economicprojections,financialstatements,andprofitandlossstatements,whethersuchmaterialswereprovidedinternallyortothirdpartiesincludingtheUSSF."SucharequestisnotonlyirrelevanttothequestionofthepartiesintentonJanuary18,itseekssensitiveandconfidentialbusinessinformation,disclosureofwhichwouldharmanybusiness,withlittleunderlyingjustification.
RENNERTVOGELMAi\iDLER
&
RODRIGUEZ,P.A.,ATTORNEYSATlAW,29'nrFLOOR,MIAMITOWER100
s.s
2NDSTREET,MIAMI,FLORIDA33131-2130·TEL.(305)577-4177·F.~'((305)373-6036

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