Symantec Corporation v. Veeam Software Corporation

Filing 197

ORDER denying 193 Discovery Letter Brief (Illston, Susan) (Filed on 5/15/2014)

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1 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 3 4 No. C 12-0700 SI SYMANTEC CORPORATION, 5 ORDER DENYING WITHOUT PREJUDICE DISCOVERY LETTER Plaintiff, 6 v. 7 VEEAM SOFTWARE CORPORATION, 8 Defendant. / 9 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 On May 14, 2014, plaintiff Symantec Corporation (“Symantec”) filed a non-joint discovery 11 letter. Docket No. 193. In the letter, Symantec states that defendant Veeam Software Corporation 12 (“Veeam”) refused to participate in completing the joint-letter because Veeam objected to the font used 13 by Symantec in the discovery letter. Id. 14 Civil Local Rule 3-4(c)(2) requires that printed text contained in a filing must be no smaller than 15 “12-point standard font (e.g., Times New Roman). The text of footnotes and quotations must also 16 conform to these font requirements.” Although the text in discovery letters need not be double spaced, 17 the text must meet these font size requirements. The font size requirements contained in the Court’s 18 Local Rules are necessary to ensure that the Court can adequately and comfortably read the arguments 19 and analysis provided in the parties’ filings. 20 The present discovery letter does not comply with the Local Rule’s font size requirements. If 21 Symantec is unable to fit its arguments and analysis into its portion of a 5-page joint discovery letter, 22 then the proper course would be to file an oversized joint discovery letter along with an administrative 23 motion for leave to exceed the discovery letter page limits set forth in the Court’s standing order. 24 Accordingly, the Court DENIES WITHOUT PREJUDICE Symantec’s discovery letter. Docket No. 25 193. 26 27 28 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: May 15, 2014 ________________________ SUSAN ILLSTON United States District Judge

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