(PS)Thacker v. AT&T Corporation et al

Filing 24

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Carolyn K. Delaney on 9/10/2020 DENYING 22 Motion for Additional Discovery and VACATING the 9/16/2020 hearing. Plaintiff is advised to follow Local Rule 251 for any additional discovery disputes in this matter. (Huang, H)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 DAVID C. THACKER, 12 13 14 No. 2:20-cv-00255-KJM-CKD PS Plaintiff, v. ORDER AT&T CORPORATION, et al., 15 (ECF No. 22) Defendants. 16 17 Presently before the court is plaintiff’s “motion for additional discovery.” (ECF No. 22.) 18 Defendant AT&T Corporation has filed a response to plaintiff’s motion. (ECF No. 23.) 19 Although not entirely clear, it appears that plaintiff is requesting the court to permit him to serve 20 25 interrogatories, in addition to the 25 interrogatories he has already served, pursuant to Federal 21 Rule of Civil Procedure 33(a)(1). Plaintiff is also seeking to serve additional requests for 22 admission and requests for production of documents. Plaintiff has not provided defendant with 23 these requests or interrogatories. Defendant opposes plaintiff’s motion as it lacks sufficient 24 information to determine whether the requests are within the proper scope of discovery. (ECF 25 No. 23.) 26 Local Rule 251 requires parties to meet and confer regarding any discovery disagreement, 27 including motions to exceed discovery limitations, and requires parties to prepare a joint 28 statement regarding the dispute. L.R. 251(b). If a joint statement is not filed at least seven days 1 1 before the scheduled hearing, the hearing may be dropped from the calendar without prejudice. 2 Here, the parties have not filed the requisite joint statement within the allotted time. 3 Accordingly, the court DENIES plaintiff’s “motion for additional discovery” (ECF No. 22) 4 without prejudice and VACATES the hearing scheduled for September 16, 2020. Plaintiff is 5 advised to follow Local Rule 251 for any additional discovery disputes in this matter. 6 Dated: September 10, 2020 _____________________________________ CAROLYN K. DELANEY UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 7 8 9 10 16.255.do 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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