Smith v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company

Filing 41

ORDER following December 6, 2012 Further Case Management Conference. Signed by Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler on 12/7/2012. (lblc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/7/2012)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 Northern District of California 10 San Francisco Division LORI SMITH, 12 For the Northern District of California UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 11 No. C 11-03495 LB Plaintiff, v. 13 ORDER FOLLOWING DECEMBER 6, 2012 FURTHER CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE HARTFORD LIFE & ACCIDENT, 14 15 Defendant. _____________________________________/ 16 On December 6, 2012, the court held a Further Case Management Conference to discuss the 17 upcoming “bench trial on the record,” see Kearney v. Standard Ins. Co., 175 F.3d 1084, 1095 (9th 18 Cir. 1999), in this case. 12/6/2012 Minute Order, ECF No. 39. At the Conference, the court vacated 19 the current trial dates of December 10-12, 2012, and reset the trial for January 14, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. 20 Id. The court also granted the parties’ request to file additional reply briefs, which should not 21 exceed five pages in length. Id. 22 The court also has a request that it failed to mention at the Conference. On October 29, 2012, 23 Defendant filed the administrative record for this case. ECF Nos. 29-33. It also provided the court 24 with an copy of the record, but this copy complies with the Civil Local Rules for the Central District 25 of California, not those for the undersigned. Specifically, the copy that Defendant provided to the 26 court is blue-backed and is hole-punched and bound at the top of the document. See C.D. Cal. Civ. 27 L.R. 5-4.5, 11-3, 11-4. The Northern District does not require this presentation. Instead, its Civil 28 Local Rules require litigants to provide copies of filed documents that conform to the requirements C 11-03495 LB ORDER 1 that are set forth in the standing order for the judge to whom the copy is provided. See N.D. Cal. 2 Civ. L.R. 5-1(e)(7), 5-2(b). The undersigned’s standing order asks litigants to provide copies that 3 are three-hole-punched on the side of the paper. See Standing Order for United States Magistrate 4 Judge Laurel Beeler, Northern District of California, 5 (last 6 accessed Dec. 6, 2012). 7 Ordinarily, this mistake would be of no importance to the court, but because the administrative binders. Thus, in this unique instance, the court directs Defendant to provide the court will a new 10 copy of the administrative record. This new copy shall be three-hole-punched on the side of the 11 paper, and, to reduce the volume of the documents, it shall be double-sided as well. Defendant shall 12 For the Northern District of California record is so voluminous, the copy of it will be much easier to review if it easily can be placed in 9 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 provide this new copy of the administrative record to the court by December 14, 2012. 13 14 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: December 7, 2012 _______________________________ LAUREL BEELER United States Magistrate Judge 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 C 11-03495 LB ORDER 2

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