Cooper v. Bolton et al, No. 2:2012cv02934 - Document 131 (E.D. La. 2014)

Court Description: ORDER and REASONS denying 119 MOTION for APPEAL OF MAGISTRATE JUDGE DECISION to District Court, as stated within document. Signed by Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt on 11/18/2014. (cbs)
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Cooper v. Bolton et al Doc. 131 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA SEAN C. COOPER CIVIL ACTION VERSUS NO. 12-2934 GEORGE BOLTON, WESTEND CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC, CHRISTEN HARDY and CONSTELLATION INVESTMENT CONSULTING CORPORATION SECTION "N" (3) ORDER AND REASONS Having considered the record in this matter, and applicable law, IT IS ORDERED that the "Motion to Review Magistrate's Order" (Rec. Doc. 119), filed by Plaintiffs Sean and Krista Cooper, regarding the Magistrate Judge's May 1, 2014 Order (Rec. Doc. 114) is DENIED. The Court does not find the ruling to be clearly erroneous or contrary to law. See 18 U.S.C. ยง636; Fed. R. Civ. P. 72.(1). Specifically, Count 4 of the Superseding and Amending Complaint (Rec. Doc. 116) includes a claim under Louisiana law for intentional infliction of emotional distress. With this claim, Plaintiffs Sean and Krista Cooper have put the referenced communications "at issue" such that they will have to draw upon the communications to prevail upon it at trial. See Rec. Doc. 121 (citing cases). Accordingly, the Court finds that any applicable spousal privilege has been waived. New Orleans, Louisiana, this 18th day of November 2014. _________________________________ KURT D. ENGELHARDT United States District Judge