Trabakoolas et al v. Watts Water Technologies, Inc. et al

Filing 138

ORDER re 135 Order Referring Case to Magistrate Judge for Discovery/ Privilege Dispute. Signed by Judge Elizabeth D Laporte on 5/22/2013. (knm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/22/2013)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 JASON TRABAKOOLAS, 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 Plaintiff, No. C 12-1172 YGR (EDL) 12 v. ORDER RE PRIVILEGE DISPUTE 13 14 WATTS WATER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ET AL., 15 Defendant. ___________________________________/ 16 On May 15, 2013, Judge Rodgers referred to this Court the parties’ disputes regarding “(1) 17 Plaintiffs’ challenges to assertions of privilege on Defendants’ privilege logs; and (2) clawback of 18 inadvertently-produced documents.” (Dkt. 135.) Having reviewed the parties’ Joint Case Management 19 Conference Statement (Dkt. 131), and in particular sections III.A.2 and III.D of that statement, the 20 Court finds that additional briefing is required to specify and narrow the issues in actual dispute and 21 provide the Court with the evidence needed to resolve these issues. 22 The Court therefore ORDERS: 23 (1) the parties to meet and confer regarding this dispute in light of the Order re Discovery Procedures 24 (Dkt. 137); and 25 (2) that if the parties are unable to resolve this dispute, the matter must be briefed in accordance with 26 the Order re Discovery Procedures. Plaintiffs are to file the first brief and identify the specific problems 27 with Defendants’ privilege logs and clawback request. Any response by Defendants must cite evidence 28 and case law supporting any claimed privilege. Given that Plaintiffs have challenged at least 543 1 privilege log entries, the parties are required to divide the documents in dispute into categories where 2 possible. 3 4 Dated: May 21, 2013 ____________________________ 5 6 7 8 9 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 ELIZABETH D. LAPORTE United States Chief Magistrate Judge

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