Symantec Corporation v. Veeam Software Corporation
ORDER denying 193 Discovery Letter Brief (Illston, Susan) (Filed on 5/15/2014)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
No. C 12-0700 SI
ORDER DENYING WITHOUT
PREJUDICE DISCOVERY LETTER
VEEAM SOFTWARE CORPORATION,
United States District Court
For the Northern District of California
On May 14, 2014, plaintiff Symantec Corporation (“Symantec”) filed a non-joint discovery
letter. Docket No. 193. In the letter, Symantec states that defendant Veeam Software Corporation
(“Veeam”) refused to participate in completing the joint-letter because Veeam objected to the font used
by Symantec in the discovery letter. Id.
Civil Local Rule 3-4(c)(2) requires that printed text contained in a filing must be no smaller than
“12-point standard font (e.g., Times New Roman). The text of footnotes and quotations must also
conform to these font requirements.” Although the text in discovery letters need not be double spaced,
the text must meet these font size requirements. The font size requirements contained in the Court’s
Local Rules are necessary to ensure that the Court can adequately and comfortably read the arguments
and analysis provided in the parties’ filings.
The present discovery letter does not comply with the Local Rule’s font size requirements. If
Symantec is unable to fit its arguments and analysis into its portion of a 5-page joint discovery letter,
then the proper course would be to file an oversized joint discovery letter along with an administrative
motion for leave to exceed the discovery letter page limits set forth in the Court’s standing order.
Accordingly, the Court DENIES WITHOUT PREJUDICE Symantec’s discovery letter. Docket No.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: May 15, 2014
United States District Judge
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?