Cleversafe, Inc. v. Amplidata, Inc., No. 11 C 4890, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 11, 2014) (Cole, Mag. J.).
Judge Cole denied plaintiff Cleversafe’s motion for a protective order and sanctions preventing the deposition of Cleversafe’s CEO. The CEO was a critical witness — one of two listed on Cleversafe’s initial disclosures. And defendant Amplidata’s alleged delay in scheduling it did not warrant sanctions. Furthermore, Cleversafe could point to no harm for the delay. In fact, the CEO had enjoyed the benefit of not having to prepare or sit for a deposition.