UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 10, 2012
IN RE KPMG WAGE & HOUR LITIGATION
The opinion of the court was delivered by: The Honorable Carla Woehrle
ORDER RE JOINT STIPULATION REGARDING DEFENDANT KPMG LLP'S MOTION FOR A PROTECTIVE ORDER PREVENTING PLAINTIFFS FROM SEEKING DISCOVERY FROM OR OTHERWISE CONTACTING KPMG LLP'S CLIENTS
Am. Consol. Compl.: May 1, 2009 Discovery Cut-Off: TBD Pretrial Conf. Date: TBD Trial Date: TBD
Based on the Joint Stipulation of Plaintiffs Leticia Facundo, Norbert Mendonca, Arlene Ridgeway, Szimonetta Pettermann, and Michelle Garcia (collectively, "Plaintiffs") and Defendant KPMG LLP Regarding Defendant KPMG LLP's Motion for a Protective Order Preventing Plaintiffs From Seeking Discovery From or Otherwise Contacting KPMG LLP's Clients, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
(i) Plaintiffs shall withdraw the outstanding subpoenas to Omnicom Group, Inc., and The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.;
(ii) Plaintiffs shall refrain from seeking discovery from or otherwise contacting any of KPMG's current or former clients until after the Court has decided whether or not to certify a class and/or collective action in this case; and
(iii) After the Court enters an Order deciding class and/or collective certification, Plaintiffs shall refrain from seeking discovery from or otherwise contacting any of KPMG's current or former clients until after the parties have briefed the issue of whether Plaintiffs may conduct discovery from or otherwise contact KPMG's current or former clients for the Court by way of a regularly-noticed motion pursuant to Local Rule 37 and this Court has ruled on the issue.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
The Honorable Carla M. Woehrle
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