UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 24, 2011
T. QUILLEN, ET AL.,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Barbara A. McAuliffe United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO CONDUCT DEPOSITIONS BY VIDEO CONFERENCE
Plaintiff Lamont Shepard ("Plaintiff") is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This action is proceeding on Plaintiff's first amended complaint, filed September 16, 2010, against Defendant T. Quillen for excessive force in violation of the Eighth Amendment and J. Wise for retaliation in violation of the First Amendment. A scheduling and discovery order issued on March 31, 2011, and this action is currently in the discovery phase. On October 20, 2011, Defendants filed a motion seeking leave to conduct depositions of Plaintiff and other witnesses by video conference. Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(b)(4).
Good cause having been shown, Defendants' motion is HEREBY GRANTED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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