Underwood v. Knowles et al
ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Gary S. Austin on 10/5/2011 granting 113 Motion for leave to depose Plaintiff by video conference. (Lundstrom, T)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS’
MOTION FOR LEAVE TO DEPOSE
PLAINTIFF BY VIDEO CONFERENCE
W. J. SULLIVAN, et al.,
Valentine Underwood (“Plaintiff”) is a prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in
this civil rights action filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff commenced this action on July
17, 2008. (Doc. 1.) The parties have consented to the jurisdiction of a Magistrate Judge within the
meaning of 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), and on June 15, 2011, this case was reassigned to the undersigned
for all further proceedings, including trial and entry of final judgment. (Doc. 102.) This action is
now in the discovery phase. (Doc. 91.) On October 4, 2011, Defendants filed a motion seeking
leave to depose Plaintiff by video conference. Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(b)(4). (Doc. 113.)
Good cause having been shown, Defendants' motion is HEREBY GRANTED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
October 5, 2011
/s/ Gary S. Austin
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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