Trabakoolas et al v. Watts Water Technologies, Inc. et al

Filing 254

ORDER REGARDING DKT. NO. 213. Signed by Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers on 8/20/13. (fs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/20/2013)

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1 2 3 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 4 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Northern District of California United States District Court 12 13 14 JASON TRABAKOOLAS and SHIELA STETSON, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Case No.: 12-cv-01172-WHO ORDER REGARDING DKT. NO. 213 Plaintiffs, v. WATTS WATER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., et al., Defendants. The parties have filed a Joint Submission to the undersigned despite the fact that this case has 15 been reassigned to the Honorable William H. Orrick. Defendants contend that Plaintiffs “are still 16 trying to offer [particular] emails in an effort to establish an attorney-client relationship” between 17 Plaintiff Stetson and attorneys representing her insurer (the Stutman Firm). Defendants argue that 18 Plaintiffs are effectively seeking reconsideration of a prior order issued by this Court. 19 Plaintiffs respond that they have not filed, do not presently seek to file, and have not sought 20 leave to file a motion for reconsideration. Rather, Defendants are attempting to use Civ. L.R. 7-9 21 (Leave of Court Requirement for Motion for Reconsideration) against Plaintiffs when there is no ripe 22 dispute. The Court agrees with Plaintiffs. It is unclear to the Court what relief Defendants seek to 23 gain by initiating this Joint Submission. As such, there is no discernible request upon which to grant 24 or deny relief. 25 Further, the Court instructs the parties to file all future requests and motions in this action to 26 the judge assigned to this action, and not the undersigned. The reassignment to Judge Orrick was “for 27 all further proceedings.” (Judge Orrick’s Reassignment Order and Order Requiring Submission of 28 1 Case Management Statement, filed June 27, 2013.) The undersigned no longer retains authority or 2 oversight of this matter. 3 IT IS SO ORDERED. 4 5 Dated: August 20, 2013 _________________________________________ 6 YVONNE GONZALEZ ROGERS UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT JUDGE 7 8 9 10 11 Northern District of California United States District Court 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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