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United States District Court for the District of Nevada
December 20, 2019, Decided; December 20, 2019, Filed
Case No.: 2:17-cv-02349-KJD-NJK
[Docket No. 126]
Pending before the Court is Defendant's motion to compel discovery related to fees and costs. Docket No. 126. Plaintiff filed a response in opposition. Docket No. 135. Defendant filed a reply. Docket No. 140.1 The motion is properly resolved without a hearing. See Local Rule 78-1. For the reasons discussed below, Defendant's motion to compel is hereby DENIED.
This case involves claims that Defendant engaged in anticompetitive conduct with respect to high-end colocation data centers within the Las Vegas area. See Compl. (Docket No. 1) at ¶ 3. Although some state [*309] law claims are also brought, at its heart this case involves claims that Defendant's alleged conduct violated Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act by monopolizing, attempting to monopolize, and engaging in unlawful restraints of trade. See, e.g., id. at ¶¶ 147-171. In particular, Plaintiff alleges that Defendant unlawfully stifled competition in an effort to maintain its monopoly in high-end colocation data centers in the Las Vegas metropolitan area through a variety of means, including reliance on exclusive-dealings agreements, threats of [**3] refusals to deal, predatory pricing, and a campaign of disparagement of Defendant's competitors (including Plaintiff). See id. at ¶¶ 44, 73; see also id. at ¶¶ 95-120 (providing product and geographic market definition).
The parties are now before the Court on a variety of discovery disputes regarding Defendant's attempts to probe into the attorneys' fees incurred by Plaintiff and the source of its funding to pursue this litigation.
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334 F.R.D. 306 *; 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 224482 **
V5 TECHNOLOGIES, Plaintiff(s), v. SWITCH, LTD., Defendant(s).
Subsequent History: Adopted by, Affirmed by, Objection overruled by, Motion denied by V5 Techs. v. Switch, Ltd., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36997, 2020 WL 1042515 (D. Nev., Mar. 3, 2020)
Prior History: V5 Techs., LLC v. Switch, Ltd., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 174971 (D. Nev., Oct. 23, 2017)
discovery, funding, attorney's fees, courts, retainer agreement, deposition, documents, questions, parties, speculation, expenses, argues, deposition testimony, prevailing, entity, request for production, motion to compel, defenses, agrees, bears