United States District Court, N.D. Illinois, Western Division
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
A. JENSEN, UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
the Court is Defendant's motion for protective order
. Defendant requests that this Court enter a protective
order striking Topics A, B, C, D, E, and F in Exhibit A of
Plaintiff's Notice of Rule 30(b)(6) Deposition and
limiting Topics G, H, and I to rules, polices, procedures,
and efforts of Defendant generally. Dkt. 52 at 6. For the
following reasons, Defendant's motion for protective
order  is granted in part and denied in part.
Defendant's motion is granted in part with respect to
Topics C and D and is denied as to the remainder of the
case stems from an incident on August 14, 2016 at the Menards
Sycamore Store where Plaintiff was struck in the head by a
piece of lumber. Dkt. 1 Ex. A. The case originated in the
Circuit Court of the 23rd Judicial Circuit, DeKalb County,
Illinois and was removed to this Court on August 30, 2018.
Dkt. 1. On March 15, 2019, Plaintiff served a Notice of Video
Deposition(s) Pursuant to Rule 30(b)(6). Dkt. 46. The Notice
asked Defendant to identify and produce a witness or
witnesses to provide testimony on the following topics:
A. MENARDS's knowledge as to any facts of the 8/14/16
B. MENARDS's investigation into the facts, cause, and
injuries incurred by Plaintiff in the 8/14/16 Incident.
C. MENARDS's position or opinion that Plaintiff was not
exercising due care for his own safety at the time of the
D. MENARDS's position or opinion that someone other than
Gerardo Ibarra was responsible for Plaintiff's injuries
incurred as a result of the 8/14/16 Incident.
E. All training provided to Gerardo Ibarra with regard to
safe handling of lumber at the Sycamore Store.
F. Gerardo Ibarra's duties and responsibilities on August
14, 2016 with respect to the safe handling of lumber.
G. All rules, policies or procedures in effect at the
Sycamore Store on August 14, 2016 intended to protect
consumer members of the public from being struck by lumber.
H. All rules, policies or procedures in effect at the
Sycamore Store on August 14, 2016, which MENARDS employees
were required to follow and which were intended to protect
employees or consumer members of the public against personal
I. All efforts of MENARDS to protect consumers against being
struck by lumber being handled by MENARDS employees, both