(PC) Haro v. Nguyen et al

Filing 42

ORDER Requiring Parties to Exchange Documents signed by Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean on 1/17/2023. (Lawrence, A)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 9 JOHNNY JOE HARO, 10 Plaintiff, 11 12 13 Case No. 1:22-cv-00448-EPG (PC) ORDER REQUIRING PARTIES TO EXCHANGE DOCUMENTS v. T. NGUYEN, et al., Defendant(s). 14 15 16 17 Johnny Haro (“Plaintiff”) is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil rights action filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On December 12, 2022, the Court issued an order requiring the parties to file scheduling 18 and discovery statements. (ECF No. 35). The parties have now filed their statements. (ECF 19 Nos. 39 & 40). 20 The Court has reviewed this case and the parties’ statements. In an effort to secure the 21 just, speedy, and inexpensive disposition of this action,1 the Court will direct that certain 22 documents that are central to the dispute be promptly produced.2 23 24 25 26 27 28 1 See, e.g., United States v. W.R. Grace, 526 F.3d 499, 508-09 (9th Cir. 2008) (“We begin with the principle that the district court is charged with effectuating the speedy and orderly administration of justice. There is universal acceptance in the federal courts that, in carrying out this mandate, a district court has the authority to enter pretrial case management and discovery orders designed to ensure that the relevant issues to be tried are identified, that the parties have an opportunity to engage in appropriate discovery and that the parties are adequately and timely prepared so that the trial can proceed efficiently and intelligibly.”). 2 Advisory Committee Notes to 1993 Amendment to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure regarding Rule 26(a) (“The enumeration in Rule 26(a) of items to be disclosed does not prevent a court from requiring by order or local rule that the parties disclose additional information without a discovery request.”). 1 1 Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that: 2 1. Each party has sixty days from the date of service of this order to serve opposing 3 parties, or their counsel, if represented, with copies of the following documents 4 and/or evidence that they have in their possession, custody, or control, to the 5 extent the parties have not already done so:3 6 a. 602s, Form 22s, and responses from the appeals office. 7 b. All of Plaintiff’s medical records related to the incident(s) and/or 8 condition(s) at issue in the case, including the Panorama that may have 9 been taken of Plaintiff on or around March 17, 2021. 10 2. If any party obtains documents and/or other evidence described above later in 11 the case from a third party, that party shall provide all other parties with copies 12 of the documents and/or evidence within thirty days. 13 3. Parties do not need to produce documents or evidence that they have already 14 produced. 15 4. Parties do not need to produce documents or evidence that were provided to 16 them by the opposing party. 17 5. Parties may object to producing any of the above-listed documents and/or 18 evidence. Objections shall be filed with the Court and served on all other parties 19 within sixty days from the date of service of this order (or within thirty days of 20 receiving additional documents and/or evidence). The objection should include 21 the basis for not providing the documents and/or evidence. If Defendant(s) 22 object based on the official information privilege, Defendant(s) shall follow the 23 procedures described in the Court’s scheduling order. If a party files an 24 objection, all other parties have fourteen days from the date the objection is filed 25 to file a response. 26 27 Defense counsel is requested to obtain these documents from Plaintiff’s institution(s) of confinement. If defense counsel is unable to do so, defense counsel should inform Plaintiff that a third party subpoena is required. 3 28 2 1 If any party files a response to an objection, the Court will issue a ruling on the 2 objection. 3 4 5 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: January 17, 2023 /s/ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3

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