UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 20, 2011
CHRIS CHRONES, ET AL.,
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. 79)
Plaintiff Keith Zavala ("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 December 6, 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. Accordingly, 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.
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