Hoa v. Cate et al

Filing 65

ORDER SETTING HEARING RE DISCOVERY for 6/5/2013 01:00 PM in Courtroom A, 15th Floor, San Francisco. Parties must meet and confer and file a joint discovery plan by 5/29/2013. Signed by Judge Nathanael Cousins on 5/13/13. (Attachments: # 1 Standing Order)(lmh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/13/2013)

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CIVIL STANDING ORDER MAGISTRATE JUDGE NATHANAEL M. COUSINS SCHEDULING 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). COURTESY COPIES For motion-related filings only, the parties must lodge an extra paper copy and mark it as a copy for “NC Chambers.” PROPOSED ORDERS In all cases subject to e-filing, the parties must send via email all stipulations and proposed orders in WordPerfect format to ncpo@cand.uscourts.gov on the same day they e-file these documents. DISCOVERY 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 ND NT The parti must atte ies empt to resol their disp lve putes inform mally by meet ting and con nferring in pe erson. If counse are located outside of the Bay Are the parties must confe by telepho el d t ea, er one. A mere e exchange of letters, emails, telephone calls, or facsimile transmission does not s e e o ns satisfy the requirem to meet and confer. ment IT IS SO ORDERED O D. August 24, 2012 2 ______ ___________ __________ ______ Natha anael M. Cou usins U.S. M Magistrate Ju udge

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