Plata et al v. Schwarzenegger et al

Filing 2542

ORDER re: 2534 Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion for Discovery. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 02/19/13. (tehlc3, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/19/2013) Modified on 2/19/2013 (tmi, COURT STAFF).

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1 2 3 4 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 8 MARCIANO PLATA, et al., 9 Plaintiffs, v. 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 EDMUND G. BROWN JR., et al., 12 NO. C01-1351 TEH ORDER RE: PLAINTIFFS’ FEBRUARY 14, 2013 MOTION FOR DISCOVERY Defendants. 13 14 This matter came before the Court on February 19, 2013, on Plaintiffs’ motion for 15 discovery. Because Defendants’ consultants are in town this week and time is of the essence, 16 the Court issues its rulings now, with a more complete order to follow. For reasons that will 17 be explained by subsequent order, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 18 1. Plaintiffs’ motion to re-open discovery is GRANTED to allow Plaintiffs an 19 opportunity to prepare for a potential termination motion at the same time as Defendants. 20 2. Plaintiffs’ motion to accompany Defendants’ consultants on their prison visits is 21 GRANTED. All counsel will be permitted to accompany all consultants and experts on 22 prison tours, but opposing counsel shall not be permitted to participate or listen in on any 23 communications between retained consultants and experts and their counsel, or between 24 consultants and experts retained by the same party. 25 // 26 // 27 // 28 // 1 3. Plaintiffs’ oral motion to participate in meetings between Defendants’ consultants 2 and the Receiver’s executive staff is DENIED. Both parties’ consultants and counsel may 3 communicate with the Receiver’s executive staff without the presence of opposing counsel. 4 5 IT IS SO ORDERED. 6 7 Dated: 02/19/13 8 THELTON E. HENDERSON, JUDGE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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