The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gary S. Austin United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER GRANTING LEAVE FOR DEFENDANT HOPPE TO DEPOSE PLAINTIFF BY VIDEOCONFERENCE (Doc. 89.)
Carlos Hendon ("Plaintiff") is a state prisoner proceeding pro se with this civil rights action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff filed the Complaint commencing this action on September 30, 2005. (Doc. 1.) This action now proceeds on Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint filed on June 26, 2008, against defendants Baroya, Pham, Nguyet, Hoppe, Griffin and Riedman for subjecting him to cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth Amendment. *fn1 (Doc. 18.)
On September 30, 2009, the Court issued a Discovery/Scheduling Order establishing a deadline of May 30, 2010 for completion of discovery, including motions to compel. (Doc. 36.) This deadline has not been extended.
On March 27, 2012, the Court issued an order commencing discovery between only defendant Hoppe and Plaintiff, establishing a deadline of August 1, 2012 for completion of discovery. *fn2 (Doc. 88.) This action is now in the discovery phase between Plaintiff and defendant Hoppe.
On July 16, 2012, defendants Baroya, Riedman, Nguyet, Griffin, Pham and Hoppe filed a motion seeking leave to depose Plaintiff by video conference. Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(b)(4). (Doc. 89.) The Court finds good cause to grant the motion as to defendant Hoppe, but not as to defendants Baroya, Riedman, Nguyet, Griffin, and Pham for whom the discovery phase was closed on May 30, 2010.
Accordingly, good cause having been shown, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that defendant Hoppe is granted leave to depose Plaintiff by video conference.