United States District Court, E.D. Missouri, Eastern Division
REV. XIU HUI “JOSEPH” JIANG, Plaintiff,
TONYA LEVETTE PORTER, et al., Defendants.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
E. JACKSON, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
matter is before the Court on the motion of plaintiff Xiu Hui
“Joseph” Jiang to quash a subpoena or,
alternatively, for a protective order. The subpoena was
served by defendant N.M. on an attorney who previously
represented N.M. in this case and who also represented a
woman (referred to as “Jane Doe 119”) who made
accusations of sexual abuse against plaintiff. No response to
the motion has been filed, and the time allowed for doing so
argues that the subpoena seeks materials that are irrelevant.
In light of the claims asserted against N.M., it does not
appear that requested documents concerning Jane Doe 119 have
any bearing on any issue involved in this case. In
correspondence between the parties, defendant N.M. admits
lacking knowledge of relevance of the requested documents.
Further, N.M. has not responded to the plaintiff's
argument, and thus has failed to demonstrate that the
subpoena seeks relevant information. [Doc. 199-2, p. 2].
See Hale v. Whole Foods Mkt. Grp., Inc., No.
4:12CV01490 AGF, 2014 WL 2158411, at *3 (E.D. Mo. May 23,
2014) (citing Hofer v. Mack Trucks, Inc., 981 F.2d
377, 380 (8th Cir.1992)) (some ...