CERF SPV I, LLC et al v. Cherokee Investment Partners III, LP

Filing 10

ORDER requiring parties to meet and confer re: pending discovery dispute. Signed by Magistrate Judge Nandor J. Vadas on 11/30/2011. (njvlc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/30/2011)

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1 2 3 NOT FOR CITATION 4 5 6 7 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 EUREKA DIVISION United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 11 No. CV 11-80272 MISC RS (NJV) CERF SPV I, LLC, 12 ORDER REQUIRING IN PERSON MEET AND CONFER RE: PENDING DISCOVERY DISPUTE Plaintiff, 13 v. 14 15 16 (Docket No. 1) CHEROKEE INVESTMENT PARTNERS III, L.P., et al., Defendants. / 17 18 The district court has referred all discovery matters in this case to the undersigned, including 19 the motion to quash subpoenas filed by non-parties Zeneca, Inc. (“Zeneca”) and Cherokee Simeon 20 Venture I, LLC (“CSV”). See Doc. Nos. 1, 5. The Court has reviewed the briefs and orders counsel 21 for plaintiff CERF SPV I, LLC (“CERF”), Zeneca, and CSV to engage in an in-person meet and 22 confer on or before December 8, 2011 regarding the pending discovery dispute. See Standing Order, 23 ¶ 12. Counsel for CERF shall travel from Sacramento to San Francisco to participate in this meet 24 and confer unless the participants agree otherwise. Counsel shall engage in a meaningful meet and 25 confer regarding outstanding discovery requests and the pending discovery dispute, including but 26 not limited to the non-parties’ assertions of burden and privilege, the scope of any electronic 27 discovery (search terms, cost-shifting, time-line, etc.), efforts to identify documents that can be or 28 already have been obtained from other sources, etc. 1 Within three court days of completing the in-person meet and confer, counsel shall file a 2 single joint letter to the Court informing the Court of the status of the in-person meet and confer. If 3 the participants are unable to resolve their discovery disputes after the in-person meet and confer, 4 the single joint letter to the Court should succinctly set forth their positions on each disputed issue. 5 The joint letter shall not exceed five pages in length. 6 In order to accommodate these further efforts to meet and confer, the hearing scheduled for 7 December 16, 2011 is continued until December 20, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 17, 450 Golden 8 Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California. 9 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 Counsel for CERF, Zeneca and CSV are ordered to review and follow this Court’s Standing Order, which is available on the Northern District’s website. 11 12 IT IS SO ORDERED. 13 14 Dated: November 30, 2011 NANDOR J. VADAS United States Magistrate Judge 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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