Motion to Set Expert Deposition Fees

Having considered the moving, opposing, and reply papers, the Court rules as follows.

BACKGROUND

On March 22, 2018, Plaintiff Hollie R. Ellis (“Plaintiff”) filed a complaint against Defendants Marko R. Sanchez, Raymond Sanchez, and Sheryl Sanchez (“Defendants”) alleging motor vehicle and general negligence for an automobile collision that occurred on January 27, 2017.

On September 6, 2019, Defendants filed a motion to set expert deposition fees pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section 2034.430.

Trial is set for January 6, 2020.

PARTIES’ REQUEST

Defendants ask the Court to set the fees for deposing Kasra Rowshan, M.D. to $1,100 an hour.

LEGAL STANDARD

“A party desiring to depose an expert witness described in subdivision (a) shall pay the expert’s reasonable and customary hourly or daily fee for any time sp........