Suge Knight Late To Own Deposition, Gets Sanctioned!

I can only imagine what it must be like for Marc Brumer to represent Suge Knight.

Suge’s a busy man — for instance he was just arrested again.

All that drama takes time!

Perhaps that’s why he was 3.25 hours late for his own deposition:

ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the plaintiff shall reimburse the defendants $1300.00 in attorneys fees and costs associated with the plaintiff arriving 3.25 hours late for his deposition. “Rule 37(b)(2) provides a range of sanctions that a district court may impose upon parties and their attorneys for failure to comply with the court’s discovery orders.” Stuart I. Levin & Associates v. Ronald Rogers, 156 F.3d 1135, 1140 (11th Cir. 1998). Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(b)(2) provides in part that: “the Court should require the party failing to obey . . . to pay the reasonable expenses, including attorney’s fees, caused by the failure, unless the Court finds that the failure was substantially justified or that other circumstances make an award of expenses unjust.”

The plaintiff has failed to show substantial justification for failing to attend his deposition at the required time in April 2010. The undersigned awards the defendants 3.25 hours at a rate of $165.00 per hour for the time spent by attorney Adam Josephs, 3.25 hours at a rate of $200.00 per hour for the time spent by attorney Jay Green, and 3.00 hours at a rate of $40.00 per hour for the videographer, for a total award of $1300.001.

If I were Magistrate Judge O’Sullivan, I would have given Marc a few hundred too, just for having to sit there in excruciating agony while he’s waiting for his client to show.