Pecover et al v. Electronic Arts Inc.

Filing 268

INITIAL DISCOVERY ORDER. Signed by Magistrate Judge Bernard Zimmerman on 10/31/2011. (bzsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/31/2011)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 GEOFFREY PECOVER, et al., 12 13 14 Plaintiff(s), v. ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., 15 Defendant(s). ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. C08-2820 VRW (BZ) INITIAL DISCOVERY ORDER 16 17 18 All discovery in this matter has been referred to United States Magistrate Judge Bernard Zimmerman. 19 In the event a discovery dispute arises, the parties 20 shall meet in person or, if counsel are outside the Bay Area, 21 by telephone and make a good faith effort to resolve their 22 dispute. 23 dispute is insufficient. 24 positioning letters; parties shall instead make a 25 contemporaneous record of their meeting using a tape recorder 26 or a court reporter. 27 Exchanging letters or telephone messages about the The Court will not read subsequent In the event they cannot resolve their dispute, the 28 1 1 parties must participate in a telephone conference with the 2 Court before filing any discovery motions or other papers. 3 The party seeking discovery shall request a conference in a 4 letter filed electronically not exceeding two pages (with no 5 attachments) which briefly explains the nature of the action 6 and the issues in dispute. 7 similar fashion within two days of receiving the letter 8 requesting the conference. 9 to schedule the conference. 10 Other parties shall reply in The Court will contact the parties After the conference with the Court, if filing papers is 11 deemed necessary, they should be filed electronically with the 12 Clerk’s Office, with one hard copy delivered directly to 13 Magistrate Judge Zimmerman’s Chambers (Room 15-6508). 14 chambers copy of all briefs shall be submitted on a diskette 15 formatted in WordPerfect or e-mailed to the following address: 16 17 Dated: October 31, 2011 A 18 19 20 Bernard Zimmerman United States Magistrate Judge 21 22 G:\BZALL\-REFS\PECOVER V. ELECTRONIC ARTS\INITIAL DISCOVERY ORDER 10.31.11.wpd 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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