, Inc. v. Abhyanker

Filing 199

ORDER Re (Docket No. 197-3) Parties' Joint Discovery Letter Brief of May 27, 2014. Signed by Judge Edward M. Chen on 5/29/2014. (emcsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/29/2014)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 8 NEXTDOOR.COM, INC., 9 Plaintiff, v. 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 No. C-12-5667 EMC RAJ ABHYANKER, ORDER RE PARTIES’ JOINT DISCOVERY LETTER BRIEF OF MAY 27, 2014 12 Defendant. ___________________________________/ (Docket No. 197-3) 13 14 RAJ ABHYANKER, 15 16 Counterclaimant, v. 17 NEXTDOOR.COM, INC., et al., 18 Counterdefendants. ___________________________________/ 19 20 21 requests the Court to order Abhyanker to produce the following by May 30, 22 2014, in advance of Abhyanker’s deposition on June 6, 2014: (1)(a) the original hard drive that 23 contained the December 5 PowerPoint, which Abhyanker took to Central Computer to have the data 24 transferred, or precisely describe what happened to the hard drive, and (b) the native copies of each 25 version of the Original PowerPoint previously produced, with metadata and file trees showing where 26 they are located on which computers; and (2) the earliest native versions with metadata of two 27 mockups of and websites that Abhyanker has produced in the litigation. 28 1 In response to (1)(a), Abhyanker states that he informed in an email on May 2 22, 2104 that, “We do not have the hard drive and therefore cannot produce it for inspection. . . . We 3 do not know what became of the hard drive after it was delivered to Central Computer and so cannot 4 provide further information about its whereabouts.” Docket No. 197-3. In response to (1)(b) and 5 (2), Abhyanker states that he has already agreed to produce these items and therefore, “an order 6 compelling further production is unnecessary.” 7 From Abhyanker’s response, the Court fails to see what the dispute is about, but evidently 8 there is one. Abhyanker is ordered to produce by May 30, 2014 the hard drive in (1)(a) and items in 9 (1)(b) and (2) if they are within his possession, custody, or control. Fed. R. Civ. P. 34. As for the description in (1)(a) that seeks if the hard drive is not produced, Abhyanker has 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 provided a description in his email. can obtain under oath a description at the level of 12 detail it desires on this question at Abhyanker’s deposition. 13 This order disposes of Docket No. 197-3. 14 15 IT IS SO ORDERED. 16 17 Dated: May 29, 2014 18 _________________________ EDWARD M. CHEN United States District Judge 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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