Schedule Set in Campfield v. Safelite Case

A judge has established the timeline for the discovery phase of the suit filed against Safelite Group, Inc. by Richard Campfield and Ultrabond.

gavelJudge Michael Watson of the Eastern Division of the Southern District of Ohio U.S. District handed down the ruling in an October 20 order.

“All fact discovery shall be completed by Monday, September 25, 2017,” Watson wrote. “All expert discovery shall be completed by Wednesday, February 28, 2018.” He ordered both sides to schedule their discoveries in such a way as to receive all responses prior to the cut-off date.

Regarding expert witnesses, Watson ordered these be named, along with their area of expertise, no later than March 27, 2017.

Watson’s ruling follows his September 30 order on a motion made by Safelite Group, Inc., to dismiss a case brought against the company. In the September ruling, Watson decided the case brought by Campfield and Ultrabond should go forward.

Rich Campfield, the founder of Ultra Bond in Grand Junction, Colo., filed a lawsuit in August 2015 alleging Safelite has misleading advertising that favors replacement of windshields rather than repairs of long cracks, which have “wiped out a large portion (if not most) of the market for Ultra Bond’s products and services.” Campfield’s company has offered long-crack repair products and services since 1989.

To read Campfield’s original complaint, click here.

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