Lindley v. KAG West, LLC et al

Filing 21

ORDER signed by District Judge Morrison C. England, Jr on 11/27/17: Request for Bifurcated Discovery 17 is GRANTED. Request for oral argument 20 is DENIED. (Kaminski, H)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 BRIAN L. JOHNSRUD, State Bar No. 184474 CURLEY, HURTGEN & JOHNSRUD LLP 4400 Bohannon Drive, Suite 230 Menlo Park, CA 94025 Telephone: 650.600.5300 Facsimile: 650.323.1002 E-mail: MICHAEL A. CURLEY, admitted pro hac vice CURLEY, HURTGEN & JOHNSRUD LLP 5 Penn Plaza, 23rd Floor New York, NY 10001 Telephone: 646.378.2231 Facsimile: 267.543.1160 E-mail: 9 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 10 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 11 12 13 THOMAS LINDLEY, individually and on behalf of others similarly situated, ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS KAG WEST, LLC AND THE KENAN ADVANTAGE GROUP, INC.’S REQUEST FOR BIFURCATED DISCOVERY Plaintiff, 14 15 Case No. 2:17-cv-00825-MCE-DB v. 16 KAG WEST, LLC and KEENAN ADVANTAGE GROUP, LLC, 17 Defendants. 18 19 The Court having read and considered the moving and responding papers 20 presented, and good cause appearing, hereby orders that Defendants’ Request For 21 Bifurcated Discovery in the above-captioned case, ECF No. 17, is GRANTED.1 22 Because oral argument would not be of material assistance in rendering a decision, 23 Defendants’ request for oral argument, ECF No. 20, is DENIED. 24 25 26 27 28 CU R L E Y , H U R T G E N & JOH NSR U D L L P C O U N S EL O RS A T LA W M EN LO PA RK Accordingly, the parties shall proceed with individual discovery on Plaintiff’s claims, with class discovery as a second phase if deemed necessary and 1 “The decision to bifurcate discovery in putative class actions prior to certification is committed to the discretion of the trial court.” True Health Chiropractic Inc v. McKesson Corp., No. 13-cv-02219-JST, 2015 WL 273188, at *1 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 20, 2015), citing Del Campo v. Kennedy, 236 F.R.D. 454, 459 (N.D.Cal.2006) (citations omitted); see, e.g., Medlock v. Taco Bell Corp., No. 1:07–cv–01314–SAB, 2014 WL 2154437, at *1 (E.D. Cal. May 22, 2014) (noting bifurcation of discovery as to class-certification and merits issues). 1 ORDER TO BIFURCATE DISCOVERY (CASE NO. 2:17-CV-00825-MCE) 1 appropriate by the Court. If necessary, the parties are ordered to file a Joint Status 2 Report within twenty (20) days of electronic filing of any order from the Court on 3 any dispositive motion addressing Plaintiff’s individual claims. 4 5 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: November 27, 2017 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 CU R L E Y , H U R T G E N & JOH NSR U D L L P C O U N S EL O RS A T LA W M EN LO PA RK 2 ORDER TO BIFURCATE DISCOVERY (CASE NO. 2:17-CV-00825-MCE)

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