THX, Ltd. v. Apple, Inc.
ORDER by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu re 321 Discovery Letter Brief and 322 Discovery Letter Brief. (dmrlc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/30/2017)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
SLOT SPEAKER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,
Case No. 13-cv-01161-HSG (DMR)
ORDER DENYING UNTIMELY JOINT
Re: Dkt. Nos. 321, 322
Fact discovery in this matter closed on May 1, 2017. See November 30, 2016 Order
[Docket No. 219]. The last day to file motions to compel was May 8, 2017. See Civ L.R. 37-3.
Nevertheless, on May 15, 2017, the parties submitted two joint discovery letters: 1)
Apple’s motion to compel Razor Agreement documents, and 2) Slot Speaker Technologies, Inc.’s
motion to compel a further response to Interrogatory No. 17. [Docket Nos. 321, 322]. The parties
offer absolutely no explanation for why their letters are untimely, or why good cause exists to
consider them. They merely state that the parties’ agreement to mutually file untimely motions is
reason enough for the court to allocate resources to adjudicate them. This is not good cause by
any standard. Counsel are well aware of the case deadlines and the local rules, and have already
sought the court’s intervention in nearly a dozen discovery disputes in this case. Had the parties
IT IS SO ORDERED.
on a M
United States Magistrate Judge
IT IS S
Dated: May 30, 2017
The court denies both joint discovery letters as untimely.
to the court’s attention in advance of the May 8, 2017 deadline.
felt that the instant disputes were critical, they could have, and indeed, should have brought them
United States District Court
Northern District of California
D IS T IC T O
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