A federal judge in Maryland is giving a businessman one more chance over the next two weeks to be deposed after a magistrate judge recommended that a default judgement be entered against him for failing to comply with numerous discovery requests in a $1 million conversion dispute over the past year.

The J. Noble Group, a North Carolina-based business in the health care industry, sued Reginald Allen, the managing member of Broadcast Commercial Construction, after he claimed to have business relationships and access to purchase large quantities of medical gloves. The defendants allegedly offered the J. Noble Group 180 million boxes of medical gloves for $1 million in June 2021, according to its complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.