Hale et al v. Ensign United States Drilling (California) Inc. et al

Filing 49

ORDER AFTER STATUS CONFERENCE, signed by Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston on 9/19/2016. Joint status report due by 10/5/2016. Further Status Conference set for 10/12/2016 at 09:00 AM in Bakersfield at 510 19th Street (JLT) before Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston. (Hall, S)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 10 11 STEPHEN HALE, et al., 12 Plaintiffs, 13 14 Case No.: 1:15-CV-01042 DAD JLT ORDER AFTER STATUS CONFERENCE v. ENSIGN UNITED STATES DRILLING (CALIFORNIA) Inc., et al., 15 Defendants. 16 17 The Court held a status conference on September 19, 2016. At the conference, defense 18 counsel represented that the defendants have produced all documents she believed were implicated 19 by the motion for summary judgment. She was less certain, though she believed, that the 20 defendants had produced all metadata associated with the documents. 21 22 23 The plaintiffs’ counsel indicated he received another batch of metadata yesterday and could not state whether this completed the production. Therefore, the Court ORDERS: 1. The plaintiffs’ counsel SHALL review the document production and SHALL notify 24 the defendants in writing of any incompleteness by September 23, 2016. If the plaintiffs contend that 25 the defendants should produce additional documents, they SHALL demonstrate in their written 26 request for the additional documents how the additional documents bear on the issues raised in the 27 motion for summary judgment; 28 2. The defendants SHALL respond in writing within two court days. If the defendants 1 1 disagree that any further production is required, they SHALL demonstrate in their response how the 2 additional documents will not bear on the issues raised in the motion for summary judgment; 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3. If there is a disagreement, counsel SHALL meet and confer, either in person or by telephone, no later than September 30, 2016; 4. Counsel SHALL file a joint report no later than October 5, 2016, setting forth the current status of the matter; 5. The Court sets a further status conference on October 12, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. Counsel may appear by telephone via the CourtCall service; 6. The briefing schedule on the motion for summary judgment is VACATED. The Court will re-set the deadlines once it is clear whether further document production is required. 11 12 13 14 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: September 19, 2016 /s/ Jennifer L. Thurston UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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