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Zazzali v. Swenson

United States District Court, Ninth Circuit

November 27, 2013

JAMES R. ZAZZALI, as Trustee for the DBSI Estate Litigation Trust and as Trustee for the DBSI Private Actions Trust, Plaintiff,
v.
DOUGLAS L. SWENSON; CHARLES HASSARD; JOHN M. MAYERON; WALTER E. MOTT; FARRELL BENNETT; JOHN D. FOSTER; THOMAS VAR REEVE; GARY BRINGHURST; JEREMY SWENSON; DAVID SWENSON; MICK & ASSOCIATES PC LLO, BRYAN S. MICK; JOHN DOE 1-50; and XYZ CORPORATION 1-50, Defendants.

AMENDED ORDER ON REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION

MARSHA J. PECHMAN, District Judge.

This matter comes before the Court on the Report and Recommendation (R&R) of Magistrate Judge Mikel H. Williams (Dkt. No. 366) on Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment (Dkt. No. 211), the motion of Defendants' for Civil Rule 56(d) relief (Dkt. Nos. 319-21). Only Defendant Douglas Swenson filed any objections to the R&R. (Dkt. No. 389). Having reviewed the R&R, the objections, the response, and all related papers, the Court incorporates and adopts the R&R but modifies it as follows:

1. Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment (Dkt. No. 211) is GRANTED in Part and DENIED in part. The Court GRANTS summary judgment to Plaintiff as to the issue of Defendants' personal liability. The Court however DENIES the motion as to the amount Defendants are personally liable. While the record before the Court shows the Defendants may be liable up to $196, 689, 254 (one hundred ninety-six million six hundred eighty-nine thousand two hundred fifty-four dollars), the amount for any offset or credit properly attributed to the assets held in the Liquidating Trust is unknown.
2. Because outstanding issues of fact exist as to the offset or other credits, the Court GRANTS Defendant Mayeron's motion for conditional Rule 56(d) relief (Dkt. No. 319-20) so that Defendants may retain experts and depose Paul Judge in accordance with the Court's scheduling order.

The clerk is ordered to provide copies of this order to all counsel.


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