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 NPR and its Co-Class Counsel filed on behalf of the certified Class of investors in the SeaWorld Securities Litigation.
The Motion, which NPR 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 NPR had served on behalf of the Class. Following substantial briefing and a full hearing in San Diego, California, Judge Schopler granted NPR’s Motion in its entirety. Judge Schopler’s ruling marks the second time NPR has prevailed on a motion to compel discovery from the Defendants in this case and another important win for NPR on behalf of the Class, as NPR continues to develop the Class’ proof and prepare for trial.
NPR’s complex litigation team—partners Jeff Angelovich, Brad Beckworth, and Susan Whatley and associates Lisa Baldwin, Trey Duck, Drew Pate, and 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.