Attorneys for former KODE weather reporter Marny Stanier and The Weather Channel have jointly asked for more time to conduct discovery in Ms. Stanier's lawsuit against the cable network.
According to the document, which was filed in U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia today, the two sides are asking to push back the discovery deadline from June 17 to Aug. 22.
The questioning of Ms. Stanier, who claims she was fired by The Weather Channel due to her sex and to her age, has begun, but has not yet been completed, the document said. Ms. Stanier's attorneys have already deposed one Weather Channel witness and have started, but not completed, questioning another one, the document indicated.
Other reasons given for asking for the new deadline included having to work with out-of-state witnesses and previous commitments made by witnesses and lawyers.