Empey v. Allied Property & Casualty Insurance Company

Filing 61

ORDER re 60 Letter filed by Chad Empey. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu on 12/15/2011. (dmrlc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/15/2011)

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1 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 3 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 4 5 CHAD EMPEY, 6 7 Plaintiff(s), v. 8 ALLIED PROPERTY, 9 No. C-11-00733 DMR ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF’S DISCOVERY LETTER [DOCKET NO. 60] WITHOUT PREJUDICE AND MANDATING THAT THE PARTIES ATTEND A COURTHOUSE DISCOVERY CONFERENCE Defendant(s). ___________________________________/ 11 The court is in receipt of Plaintiff’s December 15, 2011 discovery letter [Docket No. 60], 12 which blames defense counsel for Plaintiff’s failure to comply with the court’s standing order 13 requiring joint discovery letters. The court has repeatedly admonished both parties’ counsel for 14 failure to follow the court’s discovery dispute process [see Docket No. 28] and for their apparent 15 refusal to engage in mutually respectful and cooperative meet and confer discussions to resolve the 16 disputes. The court therefore ORDERS that Gary T. Lafayette and Donald T. McMillan 17 shall come to the courthouse with a laptop on December 20, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. and check in at the 18 undersigned’s chambers, where they shall meet and confer to resolve the disputes contained within 19 Plaintiff’s December 15, 2011 letter, which is hereby denied without prejudice. If the parties fail to 20 reach an agreement, they shall turn immediately to drafting a joint discovery letter conforming to 21 this court’s order at that time. Any joint letter shall be e-filed before the parties leave the 22 courthouse. RN R NIA . Ryu onna M Judge D DONNA M. RYU United E States Magistrate Judge H 28 RT 27 Dated: December 15, 2011 NO 26 FO 25 DERED O OR IT IS S LI S IT IS SO ORDERED. A 24 S DISTRICT TE C TA RT U O 23 UNIT ED For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 F D IS T IC T O R C

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