(PC) El v. Sohal

Filing 21

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis M. Cota on 07/08/2024 DENYING 20 Motion for leave to take Plaintiff's deposition, as unnecessary. (Murphy, J)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 ERIC EL, 12 13 14 15 No. 2:23-CV-1433-KJM-DMC-P Plaintiff, v. ORDER T. SOHAL, Defendant. 16 17 Plaintiff, a prisoner proceeding pro se, brings this civil rights action pursuant to 18 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Pending before the Court is Defendant’s motion for leave to take Plaintiff’s 19 deposition. See ECF No. 20. Defendant’s motion will be denied as unnecessary because the 20 Court’s discovery and scheduling order issued on December 5, 2023, provides that depositions, 21 including those of incarcerated witnesses, may be taken live or by remote means without prior 22 leave of court. See ECF No. 19. 23 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendant’s motion for leave to 24 take Plaintiff’s deposition, ECF No. 20, is DENIED as unnecessary. 25 Dated: July 8, 2024 ____________________________________ DENNIS M. COTA UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 26 27 28 1

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