Media Queue, LLC v. Netflix, Inc. et al

Filing 142

ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT NEFTLIX'S MOTION FOR A PROTECTIVE ORDER (SI, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/20/2009)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 1 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA MEDIA QUEUE, LLC, Plaintiff, v. NETFLIX, INC., et al., Defendants. / No. C 09-1027 SI ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT NETFLIX'S MOTION FOR A PROTECTIVE ORDER On October 24, 2008, plaintiff filed this action in the Eastern District of Oklahoma against three defendants, including Netflix, Inc. On February 24, 2009, the case was transferred to the Northern District of California pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1404(a). Prior to the transfer, the parties agreed upon a pretrial schedule, and the Oklahoma District Court issued an Agreed Scheduling Order on January 7, 2009. Docket No. 99. On March 30, 2009, defendant Netflix submitted a letter brief requesting that the Court issue a protective order limiting discovery and requesting that the Court issue a revised pretrial schedule to permit Netflix to file a motion for summary judgment within a month.1 Plaintiff opposes the request, and asserts that Netflix's phased proposal will be inefficient and burdensome. The Court is holding an initial case management conference on June 19, 2009, and at that time will set a case management plan and explore with the parties the possibility of early motions. The parties only recently meet and conferred and agreed to the current scheduling plan, and the Court sees no reason to disturb that schedule at this point. Accordingly, the Court DENIES The parties' letter briefs are found at Docket Nos. 125, 128, 135, and 139. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 defendant's request motion without prejudice to revisiting case management issues at the June 19, 2009 conference. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: April 20, 2009 SUSAN ILLSTON United States District Judge 2