The judge in the suit and counter-suit of James Levine and the Metropolitan Opera has ordered both parties this week to agree by the end of next month whom they intend to depose.
They were meant to deliver the names by the end of November and the judge, judging by her notes published on the court website, is getting impatient. She has given two deadlines, March 15 and March 26 for the two sides to declare.
After that, it’s up to the judge to decide whether the case goes to jury trial.
Meanwhile, the costs are mounting.