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Smith v. Bay Area Rapid Transit District

United States District Court, N.D. California

July 18, 2016

KELLIE SMITH, Plaintiff,
v.
BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT DISTRICT, et al. Defendants.

          ORDER RE DISCOVERY PROCEDURES

          ELIZABETH D. LAPORTE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

         TO ALL PARTIES AND COUNSEL OF RECORD:

         The above matter has been referred to Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte. All hearing dates are subject to the availability of Judge Laporte's calendar. You may review Judge Laporte's calendar and scheduling information on the District Court's website, http://www.cand.uscourts.gov/.

         DISCOVERY DISPUTES

         1. Discovery disputes shall be addressed as follows:

         A. Discovery disputes referred from a district court judge

         Discovery disputes in cases referred by a district court judge to this Magistrate Judge must follow either Procedure No. 1 or Procedure No. 2, set forth below, depending on the status of the dispute at the time of the referral by the district court.

         Procedure No. 1:

         Unless the district court judge has ordered another procedure, in which case that procedure should be followed upon referral, motions filed before the district court and subsequently referred to this magistrate judge shall maintain the original district court briefing schedule. Upon referral, the parties shall promptly contact Judge Laporte’s Courtroom Deputy to re-schedule a hearing on the motion to a date on Judge Laporte’s civil law and motion calendar. Discovery motions are generally heard on Judge Laporte's civil law and motion calendar on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 a.m., Courtroom E, 15th Floor, United States District Court, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California, 94102, in accordance with Judge Laporte's available dates and times for setting motions. Any party may seek an order to shorten or enlarge time under Civil L.R. 6-3 if the circumstances justify that relief. The Court will not consider discovery motions unless the moving party has complied with the meet and confer requirements of Fed.R.Civ.P. 37 and Civil L.R. 37-1(a).

         Motions to compel fact discovery must be filed within the time limits contained in Civil Local Rule 37-3. Motions to compel expert discovery must be filed within the time limits contained in Civil Local Rule 37-3.

         Procedure No. 2:

         Discovery disputes which arise after the case has been referred to this Magistrate Judge, or before a formal motion has been filed before the district court, shall follow the procedure below:

         The counsel for each party shall meet and confer in person, or, if counsel are located outside the Bay Area, by telephone, to attempt to resolve their dispute informally. A mere exchange of letters, e-mails, telephone calls or facsimile transmissions does not satisfy the meet and confer requirement.

         If the parties are unable to resolve their dispute informally after a good faith effort, including meet and confer efforts conducted by lead counsel, they shall prepare a joint statement of not more than five pages (12-point or greater font) stating the nature and status of the dispute and attesting to their good faith meet and confer efforts. Issue-by-issue, the joint letter shall describe each unresolved issue, summarize each party’s position with appropriate legal authority, and provide each party’s final proposed compromise before addressing the next issue. The joint letter should also address the proportionality factors set for in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(1). Where necessary, the parties may submit supporting declarations and documentation. Parties are expected to ...


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