Watson-Smith v. Spherion Atlantic Enterprises, LLC

Filing 124

ORDER DENYING 121 Objection and Affirming the Discovery Order. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on 4/23/09. (jjo, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/23/2009)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA VALERIE D. WATSON-SMITH, Plaintiff, v. SPHERION PACIFIC WORKFORCE, LLC., Defendant. / ORDER DENYING OBJECTION AND AFFIRMING THE DISCOVERY ORDER No. C 07-05774 JSW United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Now before the Court is the objection filed by Defendant to Magistrate Judge Brazil's Discovery Order dated April 10, 2009 (the "Discovery Order"). Having carefully reviewed the objection and considered Defendant's arguments and the relevant legal authority, and good cause appearing, the Court hereby DENIES Defendant's objections and AFFIRMS the Discovery Order. The District Court may modify or set aside any portion of a magistrate's ruling on nondispositive pre-trial motions found to be "clearly erroneous or contrary to law." Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(a); see also, e.g., Grimes v. City and County of San Francisco, 951 F.2d 236, 241 (9th Cir. 1991). A ruling is clearly erroneous if the reviewing court, after considering the evidence, is left with the "definite and firm conviction that a mistake has been committed." United States v. U.S. Gypsum Co., 333 U.S. 364, 395 (1948). /// /// /// 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 After a careful review of the Discovery Order, this Court finds that the Judge Brazil's ruling was not clearly erroneous or contrary to law. Therefore, this Court DENIES Defendant's Objections and AFFIRMS the Discovery Order dated April 10, 2009. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: April 23, 2009 JEFFREY S. WHITE UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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