Brown v. Stroud et al

Filing 450

ORDER DENYING MOTIONS TO COMPEL WITHOUT PREJUDICE. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu on 7/30/2012. (hlkS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/30/2012)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 8 STEVEN AMES BROWN, 9 ORDER DENYING MOTIONS TO COMPEL WITHOUT PREJUDICE v. 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 Plaintiff, No. C 08-02348 JSW (DMR) ANDREW B. STROUD, et al., 12 Defendants. ___________________________________/ 13 14 Plaintiffs/Counter-defendants Steven Ames Brown and The Estate of Nina Simone, along 15 with Counter-defendant Sony Music Holdings, Inc., recently filed two discovery letter briefs against 16 Defendant/Counter-claimant Andrew B. Stroud. [Docket Nos. 442 and 449]. Stroud's counsel 17 informed the court that Mr. Stroud passed away on July 14, 2012. No substitution of parties has 18 been effected. Therefore, both discovery motions are denied without prejudice until the parties 19 clarify who, if anyone, will stand in Mr. Stroud's stead in this litigation.1 20 IT IS SO ORDERED. 21 22 Dated: July 30, 2012 23 DONNA M. RYU United States Magistrate Judge 24 25 26 27 28 1 The discovery motion embodied in Docket No. 449 seeks an order compelling action by Mr. Stroud, Andy Stroud, Inc. ("ASI"), and Scarlett Stroud. The court notes that neither ASI nor Scarlett Stroud are parties to this lawsuit.

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