Lewis et al v. Wells Fargo & Co.
ORDER PROVIDING NOTICE OF AND OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD ON TENTATIVE DECISION TO APPOINT SPECIAL MASTER. Signed by Judge Claudia Wilken on 3/10/09. (cwlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/10/2009)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 The Court finds that the amount of judicial resources expended adjudicating discovery disputes in this case constitutes exceptional circumstances that warrant the appointment of a special master to oversee discovery. The Court intends to order that the v. WELLS FARGO & CO., Defendant. / MARTIN LEWIS and AARON COOPER, on behalf of themselves and a class of those similarly situated, Plaintiffs, No. C 08-2670 CW ORDER PROVIDING NOTICE OF AND OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD ON TENTATIVE DECISION TO APPOINT SPECIAL MASTER FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
cost of the special master's compensation shall be allocated at the special master's discretion, including allocation of the cost of the special master's compensation to the non-prevailing party upon the resolution of a dispute. Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil
Procedure 53(b)(1), the Court provides notice to the parties and an opportunity to be heard on the appointment of a special master to oversee discovery. The parties may file responses to this notice,
including suggestions of candidates for appointment, no later than
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March 17, 2009 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: March 10, 2009
CLAUDIA WILKEN United States District Judge
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