Cotterill v. City and County of San Francisco et al

Filing 79

ORDER re 74 MOTION for Administrative Relief. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on December 17, 2008. (jswlc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/17/2008)

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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 CHERYL COTTERILL, Plaintiff, v. SF CITY AND COUNTY, ET AL., Defendants. / No. C 08-02295 JSW ORDER RE ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST 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 motion for administrative relief brought by The Regents of the University of California defendants seeking permission to file a two-page letter seeking compliance with discovery. The Regents Defendants have indicated Plaintiff's counsel's recalcitrance on the requirement to meet and confer in person and therefore request to be relieved of this Court's requirement that the parties meet and confer in person while recorded in order to eliminate the number of discovery disputes brought before the undersigned. The Court has admonished counsel on multiple occasions that failure to comply with this Court's prior rulings and standing orders shall result in sanctions. Because Plaintiff's counsel has not filed an opposition to the pending administrative request for relief, the Court is unaware if Plaintiff's counsel will comply with the Court's prior rulings and orders in this instance. Therefore, the Court HEREBY ORDERS that all counsel to the discovery at issue served by the Regents Defendants shall meet and confer in person while recorded by no later than 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 19, 2008. If Plaintiff's counsel still refuses to comply with this Court's order, he will be personally sanctioned in the amount of $500, payable 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 immediately to the Clerk of the Court and Plaintiff will have waived all objections and will be required to respond to all outstanding interrogatories without objection. This is the last in a series of warnings issued to Plaintiff's counsel by this Court, including in the presence of counsel's client. Therefore, any further failure to meet and confer as required by this Court shall immediately result in sanctions of an additional $500. Plaintiff's counsel is further admonished that any future discovery-related violations shall result in more severe sanctions. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: December 17, 2008 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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