Case: Hussey v. State Farm Lloyds Insurance Company, 216 F.R.D. 591 (E.D. Tex. 2003)
Holding: Defendant's motion to quash deposition on written questions of expert and for protective order DENIED.
Comments: In a first party insurance bad faith case alleging foundation damage the insurer moved to quash notice of deposition by written questions of expert George Perdue and for protective order to prevent discovery of other reports prepared by same expert on other plumbing leak claims. The court held that the production of other reports prepared by the expert on other plumbing leak claims over the past five years was not unduly burdensome, and the reports were relevant to issues in this bad faith case such as the insurer's knowledge of whether the expert's opinions were objective, as opposed to a mere pretext to justify denying the claim.