Mangiaracina et al v. BNSF Railway Company et al

Filing 78

DISCOVERY LETTER BRIEF re 77 Discovery Letter Brief. Signed by Judge Jon S. Tigar on September 29, 2017. (wsn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/29/2017)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 JOEL MANGIARACINA, ET AL., Plaintiffs, 8 Re: ECF No. 77 BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY, et al., Defendants. 11 United States District Court Northern District of California DISCOVERY LETTER BRIEF v. 9 10 Case No. 16-cv-05270-JST 12 13 14 The Court has received the parties' discovery letter brief, ECF No. 77, and now rules as follows: 15 1. Plaintiffs' Request for Additional Depositions 16 Plaintiffs will receive ten additional depositions, bringing the total number to twenty, 17 provided that Plaintiffs identify the ten additional deponents by October 10, 2017. Plaintiffs need 18 not propose dates for these depositions by October 10, 2017, but must provide Defendants with a 19 list of the chosen deponents. Plaintiffs may request further depositions from the Court on a 20 specific showing of need. 21 2. Plaintiffs' Request to Extend Fact Discovery Cut-Off Date 22 Plaintiffs request, and Defendants do not oppose, an extension of the fact discovery cut-off 23 date. Plaintiffs having not provided the Court with a proposed date, fact discovery will be 24 extended to the Defendants' proposed date, February 15, 2018. The parties are ordered to meet 25 and confer regarding a proposed new trial date and submit either joint or competing proposals to 26 the Court by October 10, 2017. Any proposal should include three potential trial dates to increase 27 the likelihood that the Court is available on one of the dates proposed by the parties, and should 28 also provide an estimate as to the number of days the trial is estimated to take. 1 3. Plaintiffs' Request to Take Further Deposition of BNSF Employee Officer Gary Vernon 2 Plaintiffs may take an additional one hour deposition of BNSF Employee Officer Gary 3 Vernon. The parties are encouraged to schedule Officer Vernon’s deposition in conjunction with 4 another deposition in the case to use counsel’s time efficiently. 5 IT IS SO ORDERED. 6 Dated: September 29, 2017 7 8 ______________________________________ JON S. TIGAR United States District Judge 9 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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