Raymat Materials, Inc. v. A&C Catalysts, Inc.

Filing 70

ORDER SETTING HEARING RE A&C CATALYSTS DISCOVERY DISPUTE AND REQUESTING AMENDED CHAMBERS COPIES re 68 Discovery Letter Brief regarding Defendant A&C's Motion to Compel Emmanuel Balsamides, Sr., Alexis Wade, and Protameen Chemicals, I nc. to Appear for Completion of Deposition (Dkt. 67) filed by A&C Catalysts, Inc. Responses due by 4/11/2014. Three hour meet-and-confer from 7:30--10:30 A.M. 4/15/2014 in Court's jury room. Motion Hearing set for 4/15/2014 10:30 AM in Courtroom 8, 19th Floor, San Francisco before Hon. William Alsup.. Signed by Judge Alsup on April 8, 2014. (whalc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/8/2014)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 Plaintiff, 13 14 15 v. ORDER SETTING HEARING RE A&C CATALYSTS’ DISCOVERY DISPUTE AND REQUESTING AMENDED CHAMBERS’ COPIES A&C CATALYSTS, INC., a New Jersey corporation, 16 Defendant and Third-Party Plaintiff, 17 18 No. C 13-00567 WHA RAYMAT MATERIALS, INC., a California corporation, v. 19 PROTAMEEN CHEMICALS, INC., a New Jersey corporation, 20 Third-Party Defendant. 21 / 22 In this action alleging breach of contract and intentional interference with contractual 23 relations, fact discovery closed on March 28, motions to compel were due April 4, and trial is 24 scheduled for June 30, 2014 (Dkt. No. 16). On March 24, plaintiff Raymat Materials, Inc. filed a 25 motion for leave to file a second amended complaint and request to amend the scheduling order, 26 noticed for May 1 (Dkt. No. 61). On April 3, plaintiff Raymat and third-party defendant 27 Protameen Chemicals, Inc. filed two motions for summary judgment, noticed for May 8 (Dkt. 28 Nos. 64, 65). A 249-page declaration was filed with no exhibits tabs. By APRIL 10, chambers’ copies of the motion and declarations shall please be re-submitted with exhibit tabs. 1 On April 3, defendant and third-party plaintiff A&C Catalysts, Inc. filed a discovery 2 letter and “motion to compel Emmanuel Balsamides, Sr., Alexis Wade, and third-party defendant 3 Protameen Chemicals, Inc. to appear for completion of deposition,” noticed for a hearing on 4 May 1 (less than 35-days after the motion was filed). The motion is based on a series of 5 depositions which occurred around March 3. A&C Catalysts stated that the parties had two 6 “telephone calls” regarding their dispute on March 21 and March 31 (Dkt. No. 67). 7 The Court SETS a three hour meet-and-confer in the Court’s jury room in the At 10:30 A.M., the Court shall hold a hearing. The response to A&C Catalysts’ discovery letter 10 is due by NOON ON APRIL 11. Please buzz chambers at 7:30 a.m. on April 15 to be let into the 11 For the Northern District of California federal courthouse in San Francisco from 7:30–10:30 A.M. ON TUESDAY APRIL 15, 2014. 9 United States District Court 8 jury room. Please note that only those lawyers who personally attend the meet-and-confer in the 12 Court’s jury room may be heard at the hearing. 13 By NOON ON APRIL 11, A&C Catalysts shall file in full the relevant (text-searchable) 14 deposition transcripts for Emmanuel Balsamides, Sr., Alexis Wade, and Protameen because it is 15 difficult to determine the extent of the alleged refusal to answer and/or counsel interference 16 based on the limited excerpts filed. Chambers’ copies may flag the relevant pages using sticky- 17 notes. If an administrative motion for leave to file under seal is required, the parties shall 18 promptly meet and confer to jointly propose narrowly-tailored redactions (limited to the 19 pertinent lines) with supporting declarations justifying the lines sought to be sealed. Please be 20 reasonable. 21 22 IT IS SO ORDERED. 23 24 Dated: April 8, 2014. WILLIAM ALSUP UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 25 26 27 28 2

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