Kwame Kilpatrick deposition in Tamara Greene lawsuit to be arranged

A federal judge today ordered lawyers in the Tamara Greene lawsuit to meet at the U.S. Courthouse in Detroit on Monday to schedule depositions for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his wife, father, former chief of staff and two others in the case.

U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen scheduled the meeting after Norman Yatooma, the lawyer for Greene’s family, complained in court papers last week that defense lawyers were delaying his efforts to conduct six remaining depositions by the July 30 deadline.

Greene’s family is suing Kilpatrick and the city on grounds that they derailed an investigation into her death, preventing them from filing a lawsuit against her killers. Greene, said to have danced at a long-rumored but never proven party at the mayoral Manoogian Mansion, was killed in a drive-by shooting in April 2003.

Rosen said a federal magistrate would be available if any scheduling problems develop.

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