Nichols v. Tractor Supply Company
ORDER granting in part plaintiff's motion to compel further discovery responses, document 24 . Order signed by Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean on 7/26/2017. (Rooney, M)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Case No. 1:16-cv-01768-LJO-EPG
ORDER GRANTING IN PART
MOTION TO COMPEL
(ECF No. 24)
TRACTOR SUPPLY COMPANY,
On June 21, 2017, Plaintiff filed a Motion to Compel bringing several discovery disputes
before the Court. (ECF No. 24) A motion hearing on the motion to compel was held on July 14,
2017, wherein the Court granted, in part, and denied, in part, the motion and provided specific
reasons on the record. (ECF No. 32) Formal ruling was reserved as to a final dispute as to
production of electronically stored information (ESI). (Id.)
As directed by the Court, the parties submitted written proposals to the Court as to the
appropriate scope of the required further production of ESI. (ECF Nos. 34, 36) The Court has
reviewed the proposals and for reasons provided on the record at the July 14, 2017 hearing, orders
Plaintiff’s motion to compel (ECF No. 24) as to the production of ESI is GRANTED as
Defendant will narrow the current review set of 4,894 documents as follows: (a)
eliminate all e-mails generated prior to February 1, 2013, (b) eliminate all e-mails generated after
October 23, 2016, (c) eliminate all e-mails which do not contain at least one of the following
leave, absence*, Family Medical Leave Act, FMLA, California Family Rights Act,
CFRA, accom*, permanent, temporary, lifting, receiver, position*, doctor*,
appoint*, dr., restrict*, return, return to work, perform*, dut*, retal*, discrim*,
one or more of Requests for Production, and (b) privilege, attorney work-product and/or
Documents which are identified as responsive and neither privileged nor attorney
work-product must be produced by August 25, 2017.1
Defendant will review the resulting review set documents for (a) responsiveness to
Documents which are identified as responsive but either privileged or attorney
work product will be identified on a privilege log, which shall be provided by August 25, 2017.
By August 18, 2017, counsel for the parties shall meet and confer to resolve any
disputes regarding the handling of documents identified as responsive which raise
IT IS SO ORDERED.
July 26, 2017
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
If Defendant will have difficulty meeting the August 25 deadline, it should petition the Court for relief as soon as
the difficulty becomes apparent. In any case, it should undertake a rolling production that will permit any previouslyset depositions to go forward as scheduled.
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?