, Inc. v. Abhyanker

Filing 306

ORDER by Judge Nathanael M. Cousins regarding discovery disputes 294 304 (nclc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/12/2014)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION 11 12 NEXTDOOR.COM, INC., Plaintiff, 13 14 v. 15 RAJ ABHYANKER, Defendant. 16 Case No. 12-cv-05667 EMC (NC) ORDER REGARDING DISCOVERY DISPUTES: GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART PLAINTIFF’S REQUESTS TO COMPEL Re: Dkt. Nos. 294, 304 17 18 The parties have presented four discovery issues which the Court considered at a 19 consolidated hearing on August 12. The Court rules as follows, tracking the issues in the 20 order presented. 21 1. Duplicate documents: Abhyanker must submit a log by August 15 at 5:00 p.m. 22 logging the documents withheld from the most recent production of duplicate documents. 23 The log must explain the basis for withholding each document, including a description of 24 why the document is privileged or non-responsive. 25 2. Sufficiency of privilege log: Abhyanker must submit to the Court for in camera 26 review, by August 15 at 5:00 p.m., documents at number 182, 183, and 194 in the privilege 27 log at docket entry 302. 28 3. Abhyanker declaration regarding access to Google Drive: Abhyanker must serve an Case No. 12-cv-05667 EMC (NC) ORDER REGARDING DISCOVERY DISPUTES 1 amended declaration by August 15 at 5:00 p.m. accurately setting forth where the 2 declaration was executed. 3 4. Abhyanker declaration regarding missing documents: Abhyanker must serve and 4 file with the Court by August 20 at 5:00 p.m. a more detailed declaration setting forth to 5 which attorney or attorneys Abhyanker gave the now missing documents or files. If 6 Abhyanker cannot recall to which individuals he gave the documents, he must provide a list 7 of the attorneys who served him at the time and must attest under penalty of perjury that he 8 cannot recall to which attorney or attorneys he gave the documents or files. 9 5. Further depositions: the parties must submit a joint letter brief by August 15 at 5:00 10 p.m. setting forth any dispute regarding additional depositions to be taken by Abhyanker. 11 The letter must address the relevance of the discovery sought, the diligence of the 12 requesting party in seeking the depositions, and whether there is good cause to extend 13 discovery. 14 The Court no longer requires the parties to submit an additional letter brief on August 15 14 regarding the privilege log. 16 Any party may object to this order to District Court Judge Edward M. Chen within 14 17 days. Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(a). 18 19 IT IS SO ORDERED. 20 Date: August 12, 2014 21 _________________________ Nathanael M. Cousins United States Magistrate Judge 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Case No. 12-cv-05667 EMC (NC) ORDER REGARDING DISCOVERY DISPUTES 2

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