Artec Group, Inc. v. Klimov, an Individual et al

Filing 249

ORDER re 247 , 248 Joint Letter Briefs. Signed by Judge Edward M. Chen on 5/11/2017. (emclc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/11/2017)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 ARTEC GROUP, INC., 8 Case No. 15-cv-03449-EMC Plaintiff, 9 ORDER RE JOINT LETTER BRIEFS v. Docket No. 247-48 10 ANDREY KLIMOV, et al., Defendants. 12 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 11 13 Previously, the Court conditionally granted defense counsel’s motions to withdraw and 14 then ordered defense counsel to meet and confer with Artec regarding disputes as to whether 15 certain conditions precedent to withdrawal had been satisfied. See Docket No. 225, 243 (orders). 16 17 18 The parties have now submitted letter briefs to update the Court as to the results of the meet and confer. Having reviewed those briefs, the Court hereby orders as follows. (1) Klimov Defendants. The Court shall stamp the stipulation and proposed order 19 located at Docket No. 247. After receiving the May 17 filing (referenced in the stipulation and 20 proposed order), the Court shall decide whether to grant final approval to the motions to withdraw 21 filed by counsel for the Klimov Defendants. 22 (2) Axon. Although the conditions for withdrawal appear to have been met, Artec has 23 argued that withdrawal by counsel for Axon still should not be permitted until a discovery dispute 24 is resolved. See Docket No. 248 (Letter Br. at 5 n.3.) The dispute centers on redaction of Axon 25 customer information. Axon argues that the discovery dispute is independent of the withdrawal 26 motion; Artec argues to the contrary. Both parties’ positions have some merit and lack some 27 merit. But rather than engage in an evaluation as to whether there is bad faith or gamesmanship 28 taking place (on either side), the Court sees an easier resolution. Axon shall produce the customer 1 information subject to the following protective order: The customer information shall be deemed 2 highly confidential information that may be viewed by outside counsel’s eyes only, absent further 3 order of this Court or Judge Kim. Axon shall produce the information within two weeks of the 4 date of this order. Once Axon produces the customer information subject to this protective order, 5 then counsel for Axon shall file a declaration certifying such and will be granted final approval for 6 withdrawal. 7 This order disposes of Docket Nos. 247 and 248. 8 9 IT IS SO ORDERED. 10 12 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 11 13 Dated: May 11, 2017 ______________________________________ EDWARD M. CHEN United States District Judge 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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