UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
June 28, 2010
PACIFIC MARINE CENTER, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION; SONA VARTANIAN, AN INDIVIDUAL, PLAINTIFFS,
SCOTT SILVA, IN HIS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY; TOM WILSON, IN HIS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY; E. ESSEGIAN, IN HIS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY; AND DOES 1-25, INCLUSIVELY, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gary S. Austin United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER ON EX PARTE APPLICATIONS SHORTENING TIME TO HEAR MOTIONS (Document 50, 51 and 53)
On June 24, 2010, Plaintiff, Sona Vartanian filed a Motion for a Protective Order to prevent the taking of her deposition by Defendant Essegian (Defendant) on June 29, 2010 on the basis that her psychiatrist has recommended that it would be adverse to her treatment if she were to do so.*fn1 On June 25, 2010, Defendant Essegian filed Motion to Compel the taking of the deposition, or in the alternative, a Motion to Extend the deadlines outlined in this Court's Scheduling Order issued on February 4, 2010. (Doc. 40 and 51). On June 28, 2010, Defendant also filed a Motion to Compel the production of Plaintiff's psychiatric records. Defendant filed Ex Parte Applications to hear these motions on shortened time. (Doc. 51 and 53).
Given that the non-expert discovery deadline in this case is July 10, 2010, Defendant has established good cause and the Ex Parte Applications Shortening time are GRANTED. Because Defendant's Motion to Compel the taking of Plaintiff's depostion and Defendant's Motion to Compel Plaintiff's pyschiatric records, as well as Plaintiff's Motion for Protective order relate to the same issue, all motions will be heard on July 2, 2010, at 9:30 am in Courtroom 10. Any opposition to any motion shall be filed by June 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm. Any reply to any motion shall be filed by July 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm. Counsel for Plaintiff and Defendant Essegian shall personally appear for the hearing. Counsel for Defendants Silva and Wilson may appear by telephone if they wish to do so since they have not filed the motions.
IT IS SO ORDERED.