Garner v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

Filing 166

ORDER re 161 granting STIPULATION REGARDING SCOPE OF DISCOVERY. Signed by Judge Claudia Wilken on 4/16/09. (scc, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/16/2009)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Robert J. Nelson (State Bar No. 132797) Michael W. Sobol (State Bar No. 194857) Roger Heller (State Bar No. 215348) LIEFF, CABRASER, HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN, LLP Embarcadero Center West 275 Battery Street, 30th Floor San Francisco, CA 94111-3339 Telephone: (415) 956-1000 Facsimile: (415) 956-1008 David M. Birka-White (State Bar No. 85721) dbw@birka-white.com BIRKA-WHITE LAW OFFICES 411 Hartz Avenue, Suite 200 Danville, CA 94526 Telephone: (925) 362-9999 Facsimile: (925) 362-9970 Attorneys for Plaintiff ARNESHA GARNER UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA ARNESHA M. GARNER, on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY, et al., Defendants. Case No. CV 08 1365 CW CLASS ACTION STIPULATION AND ORDER REGARDING SCOPE OF DISCOVERY Date: Time: Honorable Claudia Wilken STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER REGARDING SCOPE OF DISCOVERY CASE NO. CV 08 1365 CW 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 WHEREAS, on January 22, 2009, at the hearing on the cross-motions for partial summary judgment of Defendant State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company ("State Farm") and Plaintiff Arnesha Garner ("Plaintiff"), the Court ordered the parties to meet and confer regarding the appropriate scope of discovery prior to briefing on class certification. WHEREAS, the parties have met and conferred regarding the proper scope of discovery at this stage of the case, pursuant to the Court's order. NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to Local Rule 7-12, Plaintiff and State Farm, by and through their respective counsel, stipulate that: Discovery shall be phased between class and merits discovery with discovery regarding class certification issues proceeding now and discovery regarding merits being stayed until a determination has been made on class certification. The parties reserve the right to take the position that discovery may be had related to class certification issues even if that discovery overlaps with merits issues. Any discovery dispute regarding whether certain discovery is certification-related or merits-related that cannot be informally resolved, will be submitted to Magistrate Judge Chen and shall be subject to Fed.R.Civ.P. 72 and Local Rule 72. -1- STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER REGARDING SCOPE OF DISCOVERY CASE NO. CV 08 1365 CW 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -2STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER REGARDING SCOPE OF DISCOVERY CASE NO. CV 08 1365 CW 809785.1 STIPULATED TO AND AGREED: DATED: April 14, 2009 LIEFF, CABRASER, HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN, LLP By: ___/s/ Roger N. Heller_____________ Roger N. Heller Embarcadero Center West 275 Battery Street, 30th Floor San Francisco, CA 94111-3339 Telephone: (415) 956-1000 Facsimile: (415) 956-1008 Attorneys for Plaintiff ARNESHA GARNER DATED: April 14, 2009 SEDGWICK, DETERT, MORAN & ARNOLD, LLP By: ___/s/ Laura L. Goodman___________ Laura L. Goodman One Market Plaza Steuart Street Tower, 8th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: (415) 781-7900 Facsimile: (415) 781-2635 Attorneys for Defendant STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY ORDER Pursuant to the stipulation of the parties, and good cause appearing therefor, IT IS SO ORDERED this _16th_ day of _April_, 2009. ____________________________ CLAUDIA WILKEN United States District Judge

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