Talon Research, LLC v. Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. et al

Filing 107

ORDER REGARDING DISCOVERY PROCEDURES. Signed by Judge Elizabeth D Laporte on 6/8/2012. (kns, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/8/2012)

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1 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 3 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 4 5 TALON RESEARCH, LLC., 6 Plaintiff, No. C 11-4819 CW (EDL) 7 v. ORDER RE DISCOVERY PROCEDURES 8 9 TOSHIBA AMERICA ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS, INC., et al., 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 Defendant. ____________________________________/ 12 TALON RESEARCH, LLC., 13 14 No. C 11-5058 CW (EDL) Plaintiff, v. 15 HYNIX SEMICONDUCTOR AMERICA INC., et al., 16 Defendant. ____________________________________/ 17 TALON RESEARCH, LLC., No. C11-6172 CW (EDL) 18 Plaintiff, 19 v. 20 SANDISK CORPORATION, 21 22 Defendant. ____________________________________/ 23 TO ALL PARTIES AND COUNSEL OF RECORD: 24 The above matter has been referred to Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte. All hearing dates 25 are subject to the availability of Judge Laporte's calendar. You may review Judge Laporte’s calendar 26 and scheduling information on the District Court’s website, http://www.cand.uscourts.gov/. 27 28 DISCOVERY MOTIONS 1 Discovery motions are heard on Judge Laporte's civil law and motion calendar and are to be set 2 on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 a.m., Courtroom E, 15th Floor, United States District Court, 450 Golden 3 Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California, 94102. 4 1. Discovery motions may be addressed to the Court in three ways. A motion may be noticed 5 on not less than 35 days pursuant to Civil L.R. 7-2. Alternatively, any party may seek an order to 6 shorten or enlarge time under Civil L.R. 6-3 if the circumstances justify that relief. In emergencies 7 during discovery events, the Court is available pursuant to Civil L.R. 37-1(b). protective order shall confer in good faith with opposing counsel (or pro se party) in an effort to resolve 10 the dispute without court action, as required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 37 and Civil L.R. 37-1(a). A declaration 11 For the Northern District of California In the event a discovery dispute arises, counsel (or if pro se, the party) seeking discovery or a 9 United States District Court 8 setting forth these meet and confer efforts and the final positions of each party shall be included in the 12 moving papers. The Court will not consider discovery motions unless the moving party has complied 13 with Fed. R. Civ. P. 37 and Civil L.R. 37-1(a). 14 Motions to compel fact discovery must be filed within the time limits contained in Civil Local 15 Rule 37-3. Motions to compel expert discovery must be filed within the time limits contained in Civil 16 Local Rule 37-3. 17 2. Motions for sanctions shall be filed by separate motion in accordance with the Federal Rule 18 of Civil Procedure 37 and Civil L.R. 37-4. The parties shall comply with their meet and confer 19 obligations pursuant to Civil L.R. 37-1(a). Parties who refuse to meet and confer will be subject to 20 sanctions pursuant to Civil L.R. 37-4. 21 3. All filings of documents relating to motions referred to Magistrate Judge Laporte shall list 22 the civil case number and the District Court Judge's initials followed by the designation "(EDL)". At 23 the time of filing of original papers with the clerk's office, the parties are required to submit two 24 conformed copies of each document, one of which shall be designated "EDL Chambers Copy." If 25 documents are filed electronically, a paper chambers copy of each electronically filed document must 26 be delivered to the Court no later than 12:00 noon on the day after the filing. The paper chambers copy 27 must be marked "Chambers Copy" and must be lodged with the Clerk's Office, in an envelope clearly 28 marked with the judge's name, case number, and "Chambers Copy." Parties must not file a paper copy of any document with the Clerk's Office that has already been filed electronically. 1 4. Rule 26(e)(1) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure requires all parties to supplement or 2 correct their initial disclosures, expert disclosures, pretrial disclosures, and responses to discovery 3 requests under the circumstances itemized in that Rule, and when ordered by the Court. The Court 4 expects that the parties will supplement and/or correct their disclosures promptly when required under 5 that Rule, without the need for a request from opposing counsel. In addition to the general 6 requirements of Rule 26(e)(1), the parties will supplement and/or correct all previously made 7 disclosures and discovery responses 28 days before the fact discovery cutoff date. is otherwise discoverable under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, by claiming that it is privileged, 10 or protected from discovery under the attorney work product doctrine or any other protective doctrine 11 For the Northern District of California 5. Privilege logs. If a party withholds information that is responsive to a discovery request, and 9 United States District Court 8 (including, but not limited to, privacy rights), that party shall prepare a "privilege log" (Fed. R. Civ. P. 12 26(b)(5)) setting forth the privilege relied upon and specifying separately for each document or for each 13 category of similarly situated documents: 14 a. The name and job title or capacity of the author; 15 b. The name and job title or capacity of each recipient; 16 c. The date the document was prepared and, if different, the date(s) on 17 which it was sent to or shared with persons other than its author(s); 18 d. The title and description of the document; 19 e. The subject matter addressed in the document; 20 f. The purpose(s) for which it was prepared or communicated; and 21 g. The specific basis for the claim that it is privileged. 22 The privilege log will be produced as quickly as possible, but no later than 14 days after the discovery 23 responses are due, unless the parties stipulate or the Court orders otherwise in a particular case. 24 6. In responding to requests for documents and materials under Rule 34 of the Federal Rules of 25 Civil Procedure, all parties shall affirmatively state in a written response served on all other parties the 26 full extent to which they will produce materials and shall, promptly after the production, confirm in 27 writing that they have produced all such materials so described that are locatable after a diligent search 28 of all locations at which such materials might plausibly exist. 1 2 3 4 7. All documents shall be filed at the Clerk's Office in compliance with the Civil Local Rules. Documents not filed in compliance with those rules will not be considered by the Court. 8. Discovery motions may be submitted without argument upon stipulation of the parties and order of the Court no later than two (2) court days before the hearing. 5 9. The Court strives to set matters and render decisions in a timely manner. The Court 6 encourages parties to advise the Court by letter to chambers of any matter that appears to have been 7 unduly delayed. 8 The failure of counsel or a party to abide by this Order may result in sanctions pursuant 9 to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16(f). A party or counsel has a continuing duty to supplement the initial disclosure when required under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(e)(1). 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Dated: June 8, 2012 _______________________________ ELIZABETH D. LAPORTE United States Magistrate Judge

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