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Michael Crudup v. J. Ward

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


November 8, 2011

MICHAEL CRUDUP,
PLAINTIFF,
v.
J. WARD, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge

ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS' REQUEST TO CONDUCT PLAINTIFF'S DEPOSITION VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE (DOC. 21)

Plaintiff Michael Crudup ("Plaintiff") is a California state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On September 23, 2011, Defendants filed a request for permission to conduct Plaintiff's deposition via video conference. Plaintiff has not filed an opposition to Defendant's request. Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(4), the Court may order that a deposition be taken by remote means. Defendants' counsel contends that permitting video conference deposition would eliminate unnecessary travel expenses. Based on the foregoing, it is HEREBY ORDERED that Defendants' request for permission to conduct Plaintiff's deposition via video conference is GRANTED. Nothing in this order shall be interpreted as requiring any penal institution to obtain videoconferencing equipment if it is not already available.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

20111108

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