Ascarie et al v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
ORDER RE: DISCOVERY LETTERS, DENYING WITHOUT PREJUDICE 77 MOTION filed by Mahmoud Ascarie, Sharon Ascarie, Shadi Ascarie, Michael Ascarie. Signed by Judge Nathanael M. Cousins on 04/25/2013. (Attachments: # 1 CIVIL STANDING ORDER)(nclc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/25/2013) (Additional attachment(s) added on 4/25/2013: # 2 Certificate/Proof of Service) (lmh, COURT STAFF).
CIVIL STANDING ORDER
MAGISTRATE JUDGE NATHANAEL M. COUSINS
Civil motions are heard on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.
Civil case management conferences are held on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Civil pretrial conferences are held on Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.
Parties are not required to reserve a hearing date but should confirm the Court’s availability at
http://www.cand.uscourts.gov. For questions regarding scheduling, please contact courtroom
deputy Lili Harrell at 415.522.2039 or Lili_Harrell@cand.uscourts.gov.
CASES INITIALLY ASSIGNED TO JUDGE COUSINS
In civil cases initially assigned to this Court for all purposes, each party must file written consent
to the jurisdiction of a magistrate judge or a written request for reassignment to a district judge as
soon as possible but no later than the deadlines specified in Civil Local Rule 73-1(a).
For motion-related filings only, the parties must lodge an extra paper copy and mark it as a copy
for “NC Chambers.”
In all cases subject to e-filing, the parties must send via email all stipulations and proposed orders
in WordPerfect format to firstname.lastname@example.org on the same day they e-file these documents.
Discovery motions referred to this Court and noticed for a hearing by a district judge will follow
the briefing schedule set by the district judge, but the hearing will be rescheduled in accordance
with this Court’s civil motion calendar.
For all other discovery disputes in cases that have been referred to this Court, the parties must
meet and confer to attempt to resolve their dispute as described below. If the parties are unable to
reach a resolution through this process, they must file a joint statement of five pages or less that:
(1) explains the nature and status of the dispute; (2) describes each unresolved issue; (3)
summarizes each party’s position with respect to each unresolved issue; and (4) states each party’s
proposed compromise with respect to each unresolved issue. The parties must not attach any
declarations, affidavits, or exhibits to the statement. In the rare event that the parties are unable to
file a joint statement, each party may file a statement of two pages or less. The statement(s) must
be filed in ECF under the Civil Events category of Motions and Related Filings > Motions:
General > Discovery Letter Brief. Upon review of the statement(s), the Court will advise the
parties regarding the need, if any, for more briefing, a hearing, or a telephonic conference.
MEET AN CONFER REQUIREMEN
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IT IS SO ORDERED
August 24, 2012
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