Category Archives: Magistrate Judge Horan

Judge Godbey Issues Order of Civil Contempt and Coercive Incarceration For Failure to Answer Discovery

Here’s a good reason to answer discovery—if you don’t, the judge can throw you in jail until you do. In Denton v. Suter, Judge Godbey issued an Order of Civil Contempt and Coercive Incarceration (available here). In the case, plaintiffs … Continue reading

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Mere Employees of Adverse Parties Must Be Subpoenaed To Sit For Deposition

Magistrate Judge Horan’s decision in Jackson v. Stevens Transp., Inc., 3:14-CV-1416-M, 2015 WL 221087 (N.D. Tex. Jan. 15, 2015), notes the rule that, in general, employees of one’s opponent must be subpoenaed to sit for deposition, absent the opponent’s agreement … Continue reading

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Magistrate Judge Horan’s Heller v. City of Dallas Opinion: Laying Down the Law With Respect to Discovery Responses

Late last year, Magistrate Judge Horan issued a 62 page opinion (available here) in Heller v. City of Dallas, 303 F.R.D. 466 (N.D. Tex. 2014). The opinion is notable in many respects, as it provides important guidelines that should be followed … Continue reading

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FBA to Host Annual Federal Civil Practice Seminar on January 26, 2015 at the Belo

Each year, the Federal Bar Association hosts an annual Federal Civil Practice Seminar, an event that is definitely worth attending. This year’s seminar will be held on Monday, January 26, 2015, at the Belo. Speakers will include Judge Lindsay and … Continue reading

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Magistrate Judge Horan Grants Transfer Request In Strukmyer Case

On January 6, 2014, Magistrate Judge Horan issued an Order (available here) that granted Defendants’ motion to transfer venue. In August 2013, Defendants had sued Strukmyer for, among other things, patent infringement. That case was brought in Nevada. One week later, … Continue reading

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Federal Civil Practice Seminar To Be Held On January 29, 2013

The 27th Annual Federal Civil Practice Seminar, “Northern District Practice Points Every Lawyer Should Know,” will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Belo Mansion on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. The event is hosted by the Federal Bar Association, Dallas … Continue reading

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Magistrate Judge Horan

Magistrate Judge David Horan is the Northern District’s newest Magistrate Judge, having taken the bench in late 2012. Prior to his selection as a Magistrate Judge, Judge Horan was a partner with Jones Day’s Dallas office. Judge Horan granted in … Continue reading

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Northern District of Texas Officially Announces That David Horan Is Newest Magistrate Judge

As we first reported last September, David Horan (formerly a partner at Jones Day in Dallas) has been selected as the Northern District of Texas’ newest magistrate judge. The Northern District of Texas has now officially confirmed this in a … Continue reading

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