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Jeff Kandt v. Taser International

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK


September 13, 2012

JEFF KANDT, PLAINTIFF,
v.
TASER INTERNATIONAL, INC., DEFENDANT.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Neal P. McCurn, Senior District Judge

SUMMARY ORDER

Presently before the court is a motion by Plaintiff, Jeff Kandt ("Kandt"), to review/modify the Bill of Costs submitted by defendant, Taser International, Inc. ("Taser").*fn1 See Dkt. No. 99. Taser opposes Kandt's motion.

As the prevailing party, Taser submitted its application for costs pursuant to Rule 54 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 54.1 of this court's Local Rules, and 28 U.S.C. §§ 1821(b), 1920 and 1923. Kandt challenges the following of Taser's costs as "excessive or unmerited:" (1) the costs associated with pro hac vice admission for Holly Gibeaut; (2) costs for videotaping of certain witnesses;

(3) costs for expediting certain transcripts; and (4) costs for in-house printing and duplicating of documents. See Decl. of Michelle Ellsworth Rudderow, Aug. 24, 2012, Dkt. No. 99-1. Kandt further requests that Taser's costs be denied in their entirety because he is permanently disabled and "has no income other than his state-provided retirement income." Id., ¶ 27.

For the reasons set forth in Taser's memorandum of law in opposition to Kandt's motion, see Dkt. No. 100, Kandt's motion is denied.

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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