THX, Ltd. v. Apple, Inc.

Filing 330

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)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 SLOT SPEAKER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Plaintiff, 8 9 v. Case No. 13-cv-01161-HSG (DMR) ORDER DENYING UNTIMELY JOINT DISCOVERY LETTERS Re: Dkt. Nos. 321, 322 10 12 13 Defendant. 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. 14 Nevertheless, on May 15, 2017, the parties submitted two joint discovery letters: 1) 15 Apple’s motion to compel Razor Agreement documents, and 2) Slot Speaker Technologies, Inc.’s 16 motion to compel a further response to Interrogatory No. 17. [Docket Nos. 321, 322]. The parties 17 offer absolutely no explanation for why their letters are untimely, or why good cause exists to 18 consider them. They merely state that the parties’ agreement to mutually file untimely motions is 19 reason enough for the court to allocate resources to adjudicate them. This is not good cause by 20 any standard. Counsel are well aware of the case deadlines and the local rules, and have already 21 sought the court’s intervention in nearly a dozen discovery disputes in this case. Had the parties IT IS SO ORDERED. ERED ______________________________________ Ryu DonnanM.. Ryu on a M Judge D United States Magistrate Judge RT ER H 28 O ORD IT IS S NO 27 Dated: May 30, 2017 FO 26 S DISTRICT TE C TA RT U O S 25 The court denies both joint discovery letters as untimely. R NIA 24 to the court’s attention in advance of the May 8, 2017 deadline. LI 23 felt that the instant disputes were critical, they could have, and indeed, should have brought them A 22 UNIT ED United States District Court Northern District of California 11 APPLE, INC., N F D IS T IC T O R C

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