Earlier this morning, the Plaintiff’s attorney came before the Honorable Judge Diane Larson for the purposes of having two motions heard by the court.
The first of these motions was a Emergency Motion for a Protective Order. In short, this motion sought to have the judge “seal” any documents that had been returned thus far via the discovery process. As you know, subpoenas had been sent to the following individuals: Brian White, Maida Korte, David Wisen and Rob Williams. All parties, including the Plaintiffs, had already received copies of these documents that had been returned by White, Wisen and Williams; and thus all parties knew exactly what these documents contained. MacDonald and Harvest were essentially asking the Judge to prevent these documents from being made public.
The second motion, which was a Motion to Stay Discovery, attempted to ask the court to put a halt to all further discovery until the three Motions to Dismiss were heard later this spring. Put another way, the plaintiffs were attempting to have the Judge bar the defendants from conducting any further discovery until sometime after the month of March and/or April.
As you can see from the photograph below, Judge Larson elected to deny both the Motion to Stay Discovery as well as the Motion for a Protective Order. Thus, the defendants in this case are free to continue to send subpoenas to relevant parties; and they are free to publish legally appropriate materials.
Just as a reminder, these kinds of victories are costly. We thank you for your previous support and ask that you continue to generously donate so that this good work can move forward. Checks can be mailed to:
2206 N. Main Street, #207
Wheaton, IL 60187
Alternatively, online donations can be made through our GoFundMe account.