UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 11, 2009
MARIANA LOPES, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
GEORGE VIEIRA, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sandra M. Snyder United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER FOLLOWING TELEPHONIC STATUS CONFERENCE CONCERNING DISCOVERY MOTIONS (DOCS. 104, 106)
ORDER CONTINUING HEARING ON DISCOVERY MOTIONS (DOCS. 104, 106) FROM SEPTEMBER 4, 2009, TO OCTOBER 9, 2009
New date: October 9, 2009 Time: 9:30 a.m. Courtroom: 7
ORDER NOTING CONTINUANCE OF HEARING ON DEFENDANT DOWNEY BRAND'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT (DOC. 96) FROM OCTOBER 5, 2009, TO NOVEMBER 23, 2009
New date: November 23, 2009 Time: 10:00 a.m. Courtroom: 3 Judge: Hon. Oliver W. Wanger
DIRECTIONS CONCERNING SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS FOR IN CAMERA REVIEW
Plaintiffs are proceeding with a civil action in this Court. The matter has been referred to the Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) and Local Rules 72-302 and 72-303.
In connection with the intention of Plaintiffs and Defendant Downey Brand LLP to submit to the Court for in camera review documents that are the subject of pending discovery motions, the Court held a telephonic status conference concerning the discovery motions at l:30 p.m. on September 10, 2009, in which Douglas A. Applegate participated on behalf of Plaintiffs and James R. Kirby participated on behalf of Defendant Downey Brand LLP.
Plaintiffs and Defendant Downey Brand LLP ARE DIRECTED to submit to the undersigned Magistrate Judge for in camera review no later than September 21, 2009, all the documents sought to be reviewed, including but not limited to the documents referred to in the privilege log (Jt. Stmt., Exhibit C). The documents SHALL BE SUBMITTED in a sealed envelope marked with the name and number of the case and clearly marked as privileged and confidential material. The documents SHALL BE SUBMITTED directly to the chambers of the undersigned Magistrate Judge. The envelope of documents SHALL CONTAIN a complete listing or itemization of the documents indicating, with reference to the operative arguments of the parties, the category of documents to which each document or group thereof belongs as well as the document's location in the privilege log. The documents shall remain in chambers in the possession of the Court until all the proceedings concerning the motion are concluded or until further order of the Court.
The parties shall file with the Court a pleading indicating that documents in connection with the Plaintiffs' pending motion to compel (Doc. 104) and the pending motion of Defendant Downey Brand LLP for a protective order (Doc. 106) have been or are being submitted to the chambers of Magistrate Judge Sandra M. Snyder directly for the Court's in camera review pursuant to the parties' agreement reached in the telephonic status conference of September 10, 2009.
In view of the necessity of arranging for in camera review, the hearing on the motions to compel and for a protective order (Docs. 104 and 106) presently set for September 4, 2009, IS CONTINUED to October 9, 2009, at 9:30 a.m., in Courtroom 7, before the undersigned Magistrate Judge.
The parties discussed pending dates in this action during the telephonic conference. Because of the postponement of the hearing on the discovery motion, the Court has contacted the staff of District Judge Oliver W. Wanger concerning the hearing on the pending motion of Defendant Downey Brand for summary judgment presently set for October 5, 2009; the hearing on the motion has been continued to November 23, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., in Courtroom 3, before the Honorable Oliver W. Wanger.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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