December 11, 2013
DRY CREEK RANCHERIA BAND OF POMO INDIANS; RIVER ROCK ENTERTAINMENT AUTHORITY; AND RIVER ROCK CASINO, Plaintiffs,
LEXINGTON INSURANCE COMPANY, and DOES 1 through 25, inclusive, Defendants.
RIMAC MARTIN, P.C., JOSEPH M. RIMAC - SBN 72381, WILLIAM B. REILLY - SBN 177550, GRANT E. INGRAM - SBN 242785, San Francisco, California, MOUND COTTON WOLLAN & GREENGRASS, JEFFREY S. WEINSTEIN (admitted pro hac vice), RENEE M. PLESSNER (admitted pro hac vice), New York, New York, Attorneys for Defendant, LEXINGTON INSURANCE COMPANY.
DEFENDANT'S REQUEST FOR TELEPHONIC APPEARANCE AT JANUARY 9, 2014 HEARING FOR JOINT DISCOVERY LETTER; ORDER (AS MODIFIED)
DONNA M. RYU, Magistrate Judge.
Defendant LEXINGTON INSURANCE COMPANY respectfully requests that one of its attorneys be permitted to attend the January 9, 2014 hearing by telephone (Docket No. 37). Defendant will have its local counsel appear in person, but is requesting that its New York counsel be permitted to attend by telephone.
Plaintiffs' counsel has stipulated to New York counsel's appearance by telephone.
Good cause exists for the appearance by telephone because defendant will have its local counsel appear in person, defendant's New York counsel can effectively assist in the hearing while appearing by telephone, the time and expense of traveling from New York to California will not have to be incurred by defendant or its New York counsel, and personal attendance by the New York counsel is not needed in order to have an effective hearing.
If the Court approves defendant's request, we will arrange for the appearance to be made via CourtCall, pursuant to Judge Ryu's standing order.
ORDER (AS MODIFIED)
Defendant's New York counsel can appear telephonically at the January 9, 2014 hearing in Courtroom 4. Defendant's New York counsel must follow the protocol set forth in the attached Notice re Telephonic Appearance Procedures for Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu.
IT IS SO ORDERED.