General Electric Company, et al. v. Wilkins

Filing 297

ORDER GRANTING Ex Parte Request (Doc. 296 ) for Videotaping Within the Attorney's Conference Room Only, Signed by Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston on 2/13/2012. (Arellano, S.)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, et al., ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) v. ) ) THOMAS WILKINS, an individual ) ) Defendant. ) ____________________________________ ) Case No.: 1:10-cv-00674 LJO JLT ORDER GRANTING EX PARTE REQUEST FOR VIDEOTAPING WITHIN THE ATTORNEY’S CONFERENCE ROOM ONLY (Doc. 296) 16 17 Before the Court is Defendant’s request related to his own deposition set to occur on 18 February 17, 2012. (Doc. 296) Mr. Wilkins reports that his deposition will occur at the United 19 States District Courthouse in Fresno, within the attorneys’ conference room. Id. He provides a 20 copy of documents evidencing his reservation of the attorneys’ conference room for this purpose. 21 Id. at 6-7. The current request relates to the fact that the deposition will be reported and video 22 recorded. As such, Mr. Wilkins seeks permission for the videographer and the court reporter to 23 bring their equipment into the courthouse. 24 Therefore, good cause appearing, the Court ORDERS: 25 1. Subject to security screening, the parties are permitted to bring with them into the 26 Courthouse, a court reporter and a videographer for the deposition of Thomas 27 Wilkins on February 17, 2012; 28 1 1 a. Subject to security screening, the court reporter and the videographer are 2 permitted to bring with them into the courthouse the equipment necessary 3 to record the deposition of Mr. Wilkins; 4 b. The videographer SHALL take video only during the deposition and only 5 of the proceedings of the deposition. No other video recording SHALL be 6 permitted on the courthouse premises. Counsel for all parties are charged 7 with the responsibility of ensuring compliance with this order by the 8 videographer. 9 10 11 IT IS SO ORDERED. 12 Dated: February 13, 2012 9j7khi /s/ Jennifer L. Thurston UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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