IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 17, 2012
KEITH ADER, PLAINTIFF,
BELIMED, INC, A FLORIDA CORPORATION, AND DOES 1-20, INCLUSIVE, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
Presently before the court is defendant's request to appear by telephone at the August 2, 2012 hearing on its motion to dismiss this case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction or, alternatively, to transfer the case to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.*fn1 The request was made by defendant's counsel who is located in Los Angeles, California. The undersigned grants defendant's request.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 1. Defendant's request to appear by telephone at the August 2, 2012 hearing on defendant's motions to dismiss or transfer is granted. Defendant's counsel, Robert M. Anderson, may appear at the hearing by telephone.
2. Mr. Anderson shall promptly contact the undersigned's Courtroom Deputy at (916) 930-4187, and provide a dedicated, hard telephone line at which the court may contact defendant's counsel at the time of the hearing.
IT IS SO ORDERED.