Johnson et al v. City of Antioch et al
INITIAL DISCOVERY ORDER. Signed by Magistrate Judge Bernard Zimmerman on 5/7/2010. (bzsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/7/2010)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 v. CITY OF ANTIOCH, et al., Defendant(s). JESSIE JOHNSON, et al., Plaintiff(s), ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
No. C09-3153 JSW (BZ)
INITIAL DISCOVERY ORDER
All discovery in this matter has been referred to United States Magistrate Judge Bernard Zimmerman. In the event a discovery dispute arises, the parties shall meet in person or, if counsel are outside the Bay Area, by telephone and make a good faith effort to resolve their dispute. Exchanging letters or telephone messages about the The Court will not read subsequent
dispute is insufficient.
positioning letters; parties shall instead make a contemporaneous record of their meeting using a tape recorder or a court reporter. In the event they cannot resolve their dispute, the parties must participate in a telephone conference with the Court before filing any discovery motions or other papers. 1
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The party seeking discovery shall request a conference in a letter filed electronically not exceeding two pages (with no attachments) which briefly explains the nature of the action and the issues in dispute. Other parties shall reply in
similar fashion within two days of receiving the letter requesting the conference. to schedule the conference. After the conference with the Court, if filing papers is deemed necessary, they should be filed electronically with the Clerk's Office, with one hard copy delivered directly to Magistrate Judge Zimmerman's Chambers (Room 15-6688). A The Court will contact the parties
chambers copy of all briefs shall be submitted on a diskette formatted in WordPerfect or e-mailed to the following address: email@example.com Dated: May 7, 2010
Bernard Zimmerman United States Magistrate Judge
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