Kennedy v. Jackson National Life Insurance Company et al

Filing 274

DISCOVERY ORDER re 267 Letter filed by Jackson National Life Insurance Company. Signed by Judge Maria-Elena James on 9/7/2010. (mejlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/7/2010)

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Kennedy v. Jackson National Life Insurance Company et al Doc. 274 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 UNITED UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 12 For the Northern District of California UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT Northern District of California JANICE KENNEDY, Individually, and on Behalf of Herself and All Others Similarly Situated, v. Plaintiff, No. C-07-0371 CW DISCOVERY ORDER RE: DKT #267 JACKSON NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, a Michigan corporation, Defendant. _____________________________________/ Before the Court is the parties' joint discovery dispute letter ("Joint Letter"), dated August 13, 2010. (Dkt. #267.) In the Joint Letter, Defendant seeks to compel Plaintiff's expert, Jeffrey K. Dellinger, to either (a) answer questions which he refused to answer at his deposition or (b) withdraw from the case as an expert witness in light of his refusal to provide the information. (Joint Letter at 1.) Plaintiff contends, among other things, that Defendant's request is improper and untimely because it was not filed within the express time limits proscribed by Civil L.R. 37-3, requiring all motions to compel discovery to be filed no later than 7 days after the discovery cut-off. (Joint Letter at 4.) The Court agrees. As the Honorable Claudia Wilken, the presiding judge in this matter, established a discovery cut-off of April 15, 2010, (See Dkt. #142), the undersigned finds that Defendant's request is untimely. Accordingly, the motion is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE to Defendant seeking leave from Judge Wilken to extend the discovery cut-off. IT IS SO ORDERED. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Dated: September 7, 2010 _______________________________ Maria-Elena James Chief United States Magistrate Judge

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