Wit et al v. UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company et al

Filing 115

ORDER TO LODGE PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATIONS SOUGHT IN PLAINTIFFS MOTION TO COMPEL. Signed by Judge Joseph C. Spero on December 31, 2015. (jcslc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/31/2015)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 DAVID WIT, et al., Plaintiffs, 8 v. 9 10 UNITED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, Defendant. United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 15 16 ORDER TO LODGE PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATIONS SOUGHT IN PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION TO COMPEL Re: Dkt. No. 98 (Case No. 14-cv-02346 JCS) & 63 (Case No. 14-cv-05337 JCS) GARY ALEXANDER, et al., Plaintiffs, 13 14 Case No. 14-cv-02346-JCS Related Case No. 14-cv-05337 JCS v. UNITED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, Defendant. 17 18 Presently before the Court is Plaintiffs’ Motion to Compel Defendant United Behavioral 19 Health to Produce Documents Improperly Redacted or Withheld as Privileged (“Motion”). A 20 hearing on the Motion is scheduled for January 22, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. The Court has not yet 21 decided whether it will conduct an in camera review of the communications that are the subject of 22 the parties’ dispute. To avoid delay in resolving the dispute, however, the Court requests that 23 24 25 26 27 28 UBH lodge the unredacted communications that are listed on its October 30, 2015 privilege log so that the Court will be able to conduct a prompt review in the event it determines that in camera review is appropriate. The documents may be lodge by emailing them as attachments, in pdf format, to JCSPO@cand.uscourts.gov. The Court requests that the documents be grouped into the nine categories used by the parties in their briefs, with each group of documents sent in a separate 1 em with a he mail eader contain ning the case names and numbers an the catego name use in the e d nd ory ed 2 par rties’ briefs for the attach documen (e.g., “Tr f hed nts riana Memo orandum,” “I IOP CDGs Q Question,” 3 etc Each doc c.). cument shou include th original B uld he Bates stamp numbers as well as the 4 cor rresponding number on the October 30, 2015 pri t ivilege log a should cl and learly indica the ate 5 por rtion of the document fo which atto d or orney-client p privilege is c claimed. UBH need not provide 6 har copies of the documen Defendants are requ rd nts. uested to lod the docu dge uments electr ronically as 7 soo as possibl and no lat than Thur on le ter rsday, Janua 7, 2016. ary . 8 9 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 IT IS SO ORDER S RED. Da ated: Decem mber 31, 2015 5 ___ __________ ___________ __________ ________ JO OSEPH C. SP PERO Ch Magistra Judge hief ate 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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