IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 10, 2012
ANDREW RICK LOPEZ, PLAINTIFF,
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gregory G. Hollows United States Magistrate Judge
Plaintiff, a state prisoner represented by counsel, seeks relief pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The parties sought and stipulated to a telephonic discovery conference before the undersigned on October 5, 2012. Following the conference, the court makes the following ORDERS:
1. Plaintiff's request to exceed the 25-interrogatory limit of Fed. R. Civ. P. 33(a) is granted and plaintiff may propound an additional ten interrogatories, for a total of 35 per defendant, by no later than October 25, 2012, after which defendants must serve their responses within thirty days;
2. Any subpart to an interrogatory "must be subsumed within" or "necessarily related to" the "primary question"*fn1 ; otherwise, the subpart is a discrete and separate interrogatory;
3. With respect to plaintiff's requests for production to which defendants object, the parties are to file a joint statement by no later than October 20, 2012, see L.R. 251(c);
4. The October 15, 2012 discovery deadline is vacated and a hearing on the discovery dispute is set for October 25, 2012, at 10 a.m., before the undersigned.