Johnson et al v. Hewlett-Packard Company

Filing 64

INITIAL DISCOVERY ORDER. Signed by Magistrate Judge Bernard Zimmerman on 7/12/2010. (bzsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/12/2010)

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Johnson et al v. Hewlett-Packard Company Doc. 64 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 1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA JEFFREY JOHNSON, et al., Plaintiff(s), v. HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY, Defendant(s). ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. C09-3596 CRB (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 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 parties must participate in a telephone conference with the Court before filing any discovery motions or other papers. 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: Dated: July 12, 2010 Bernard Zimmerman United States Magistrate Judge G:\BZALL\-REFS\JOHNSON V. HEWLETT-PACKARD\INITIAL DISCOVERY ORDER.wpd 2

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