IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 14, 2013
RAEKUBIAN A. BARROW,
WARDEN CALIFORNIA MEDICAL FACILITY, CORCORAN, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Michael J. Seng United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT'S REQUEST TO CONDUCT PLAINTIFF'S DEPOSITION VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE (ECF No. 63)
Plaintiff Raekubian A. Barrow, a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, filed this civil rights action on February 1, 2010 pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. (Compl., ECF No. 1.)
This matter proceeds on Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint which states an Eighth Amendment claim against Defendant Martinez. (Order re Cognizable Claim, ECF No. 32.) This matter is in the discovery phase. The discovery cut-off date is March 5, 2013. (Discov. and Sched. Order, ECF No. 49.)
Pending before the Court is Defendant's January 10, 2013 request to conduct the deposition of Plaintiff via videoconference pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(b)(4). (Req. re Dep., ECF No. 63.)
Good cause having been shown, Defendants' motion is HEREBY GRANTED, provided that nothing in this order shall be interpreted as requiring the institution in which Plaintiff is housed to obtain videoconferencing equipment if it is not already available.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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