January 11, 2018
On January 11, 2018, U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew G. Schopler of the Southern District of California granted the Second Motion to Compel Discovery that NP and its Co-Class Counsel filed on behalf of the certified Class of investors in the SeaWorld Securities Litigation.
The Motion, which NP filed on December 8, 2017, sought an Order from the Court that compelled Defendants SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., The Blackstone Group, L.P., James M. Heaney and Marc Swanson to further respond with full and complete responses to several Interrogatories that NP had served on behalf of the Class. Following substantial briefing and a full hearing in San Diego, California, Judge Schopler granted NP’s Motion in its entirety. Judge Schopler’s ruling marks the second time NP has prevailed on a motion to compel discovery from the Defendants in this case and another important win for NP on behalf of the Class, as NP continues to develop the Class’ proof and prepare for trial.
NP’s complex litigation team—partners Jeffrey Angelovich, Brad Beckworth, Susan Whatley, Lisa Baldwin, Trey Duck, Drew Pate, and associate Cody Hill—lead the prosecution of this case. Associate Cody Hill argued the January 11, 2018 hearing in San Diego on behalf of the Class.