Pictured above: Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron
OPINION AND EDITORIAL
Over the objections of Jason Goodman Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron has ordered that discovery shall proceed in the CrowdSource The Truth slander, defamation and libel lawsuit in the Southern District of New York (SDNY).
At a meeting of the parties with the magistrate on the morning of October 24, 2019, Jason Goodman submitted an oral motion that the entire case should be thrown out and the plaintiff labeled a “frivolous litigant”.
The magistrate suggested that the Defendant (Jason Goodman) could file a motion to dismiss but the judge was “skeptical” that such a motion would be successful and would be “likely a waste of time”.
Goodman postulated that he and CrowdSource The Truth had complete immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). The judge remained unpersuaded and concluded the proceedings.
U.S. District Court
Southern District of New York (Foley Square)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:18-cv-08653-VEC-SDA
|Sweigert v. Goodman
Assigned to: Judge Valerie E. Caproni
Referred to: Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron
Cause: 18:1962 Racketeering (RICO) Act
|Date Filed: 09/21/2018
Jury Demand: Plaintiff
|10/24/2019||97||ORDER: Following a telephone conference with the parties, it is hereby ORDERED as follows: 1. No later than October 31, 2019, Plaintiff shall file a letter with the Court indicating whether Plaintiff intends to pursue his claim under New York General Business Law § 349 and/or the relief set forth in 135 of the Second Amended Complaint(“SAC”). 2. No later than November 14, 2019, Defendant shall file his Answer or otherwise respond to the SAC. 3. No later than November 21, 2019, the parties shall file any interrogatories for the Court’s review. The parties are reminded that, in accordance with Local Rule 33.3,”interrogatories will be restricted to those seeking names of witnesses with knowledge of information relevant to the subject matter of the action, the computation of each category of damage alleged, and the existence, custodian, location and general description of relevant documents[.]” Upon approval, the Court shall set a deadline for the parties to respond to the interrogatories. 4. No later than December 5, 2019, the parties shall file copies of their document requests for the Court’s review. Upon approval, the Court shall set a deadline for the parties to respond to the document requests. 5. Depositions in this action shall be taken by written questions in accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 31. No later than February 15, 2020, each party shall email a list of no more than fifty deposition questions (in a Word document) to Chambers. Upon approval, the Court shall set a deadline for the parties to respond and submit follow-up questions. 6. The parties shall email courtesy copies of the filings set forth above to Chambers at Aaron_NYSDChambers@nysd.uscourts.gov. 7. Extensions of these deadlines will be granted for good cause shown. The Clerk of Court is directed to mail a copy of this Order to the pro se parties. In addition, a copy of this Order will be emailed to the parties by Chambers. SO ORDERED. Jason Goodman answer due 11/14/2019. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron on 10/24/2019) (kl) Transmission to Docket Assistant Clerk for processing. (Entered: 10/24/2019)|
To be continued…..
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