In response to a motion for protective order filed by former Maxfield & Oberton Holdings CEO Craig Zucker, who has been sued in his individual capacity by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in litigation over the purported hazards of Buckyballs, the high-power magnet desk toys the company once sold, CPSC reportedly argues that “Mr. Zucker’s oft-repeated but unsupported claim that the financial discovery is irrelevant and ‘totally unrelated to this proceeding’s narrow scope’ ignores the dual nature of the issue before this court and artificially decouples the substantial product hazard determination from the remedy that would neces- sarily accompany such a determination.” In re Maxfield & Oberton Holdings, LLC, CPSC Docket Nos. 12-1, 12-2, 13-2 (CPSC, response filed February 10, 2014). Zucker claims that allowing discovery of what he characterizes as “non-relevant information,”“will prolong this proceeding, cause and impose an undue burden and expense on all of the parties as well as non-parties, and may cause annoyance, embarrassment and oppression.” CPSC contends that discovery of the defendants’ finances is required to demonstrate that Zucker is a responsible corporate officer,   a finding that a court will require to hold him liable under the Consumer Product Safety Act. See Law360, February 13, 2014.