A trial date and timeline of the discovery phase has been set in the case against Fuyao Glass America (FGA). The lawsuit was brought forth by former executive Dave Burrows, who is suing the auto glass manufacturer over his November 2016 termination.
Burrows worked at the Dayton, Ohio, plant as the company’s vice president of facilities, and has made claims against the company that include fraud, breach of contract, promissory estoppel, defamation and discrimination.
U.S. District Court Judge Thomas S. Rose delivered the ruling in late January.
“Date by which parties must identify lay witnesses and provide a synopsis of their testimony: March 30, 2018,” Rose wrote. “Discovery cut-off: December 14, 2018.” He ordered both sides to schedule their discoveries in such a way as to receive all responses prior to the cut-off date.
“All discovery must be concluded, as opposed to simply being requested, by the discovery deadline,” Rose said. “For example, interrogatories, which have a thirty day response time, must be served on the opposing party in sufficient time to allow that party to respond prior to the discovery deadline.”
A trial by jury has been set for September 23, 2019.