Trabakoolas et al v. Watts Water Technologies, Inc. et al
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE REGARDING DISCOVERY OF COMMUNICATIONS WITH INSURANCE COMPANY. Plaintiff Show Cause Response due by 2/20/2013; Defendants Response by 2/2/5/13. Signed by Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers on 2/14/13. (fs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/14/2013)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Northern District of California
United States District Court
JASON TRABAKOOLAS and SHIELA
STETSON, individually and on behalf of all
others similarly situated,
Case No.: 12-cv-01172-YGR
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE REGARDING
DISCOVERY OF COMMUNICATIONS WITH
WATTS WATER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., et
Plaintiffs are hereby ORDERED TO SHOW CAUSE why they should not be ordered to disclose
communications with their insurance companies under the authority of Travelers Ins. Companies v.
Superior Court, 143 Cal. App. 3d 436 (Cal. Ct. App. 1983) and the cases cited therein. On its face,
these communications do not appear to satisfy the “dominant purpose” test relating to potential
claims against Plaintiffs themselves.
The Court ORDERS Plaintiffs to file a brief in response to this Order to Show Cause, no longer
than five pages, by Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Defendants shall file a response, no longer than
five pages, by Monday, February 25, 2013. No other briefing is permitted except as stated herein or
otherwise ordered. The parties are advised to limit their authorities and argument to that which is
truly pertinent and directly addresses the issues raised herein.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: February 14, 2013
YVONNE GONZALEZ ROGERS
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT JUDGE
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