Ronda v. Artemis Acquisition Corporation et al

Filing 82

ORDER Granting 81 Request to Appear by Telephone filed by John Ronda, John Ronda, Sr. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu on 04/30/2014. (dmrlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/30/2014)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 9 JOHN RONDA, 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 Plaintiff(s), v. 12 ORDER GRANTING REQUEST TO APPEAR BY TELEPHONE AT CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE ARTEMIS ACQUISITION CORP, 13 No. C-13-02538 DMR Defendant(s). ___________________________________/ 14 15 16 TO ALL PARTIES AND COUNSEL OF RECORD: Good cause appearing, the court GRANTS the request of counsel for Plaintiff John Ronda 17 for leave to appear by telephone at the Case Management Conference scheduled for April 30, 2014. 18 The court determines that personal attendance is not needed in order to have an effective conference, 19 so long as Plaintiff is represented by lead trial counsel who (1) shall be prepared to address all of the 20 matters referred to in the Northern District of California’s general standing order on Joint Case 21 Management Statements; and (2) have full authority to enter stipulations and make admissions 22 pursuant to that order. This order does not give counsel permission to appear telephonically at all 23 subsequent hearings in this case. Counsel must make a specific and timely application to appear 24 telephonically at any hearing, and must demonstrate good cause for permission to make a telephonic 25 appearance. 26 Parties appearing by telephone must follow the protocol set forth in the attached Notice re 27 Telephonic Appearance Procedures for Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu. Failure to comply 28 with the procedures ordered herein may result in sanctions. 8 9 10 For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2 R NIA FO S 7 United States District Court ER H 6 DONNA M. RYUna M. Ryu on Unitedudge D J States Magistrate Judge RT 5 I NO 4 Dated: April 30, 2014 LI 3 ERED ORD T IS SO A 2 UNIT ED IT IS SO ORDERED. RT U O 1 S DISTRICT TE C TA N F D IS T IC T O R C 1 2 3 NOTICE RE TELEPHONIC APPEARANCE PROCEDURES FOR MAGISTRATE JUDGE DONNA M. RYU EFFECTIVE APRIL 11, 2012 I. POLICY GOVERNING TELEPHONIC APPEARANCES 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 15 A party representative (or a party if in pro se) generally must appear in person for a hearing or case management conference. Permission to attend by telephone may be granted, in the Court's discretion, upon written request made at least one week in advance of the hearing if the Court determines that good cause exists to excuse personal attendance, and that personal attendance is not needed in order to have an effective hearing or conference. The facts establishing good cause must be set forth in the request. All telephonic appearances must be made through CourtCall, an independent conference call company, pursuant to the procedures set forth in Section II. If an individual schedules a telephonic appearance and then fails to respond to the call of a matter on calendar, the Court may pass the matter or may treat the failure to respond as a failure to appear. Scheduling simultaneous telephonic appearances in multiple courts does not excuse a failure to appear. Individuals making use of the conference call service are cautioned that they do so at their own risk. Hearings generally will not be rescheduled due to missed connections. II. SCHEDULING A TELEPHONIC APPEARANCE. If the Court grants a party's request for telephonic appearance, the party shall arrange for the appearance by calling CourtCall at (866) 582-6878 not later than 3:00 p.m. the court day prior to the hearing date. 16 III. PROCEDURE FOR TELEPHONIC APPEARANCE. 17 Court Call will provide counsel with written confirmation of a telephonic appearance, and give counsel a number to call to make the telephonic appearance. It is counsel's responsibility to dial into the call not later than 10 minutes prior to the scheduled hearing. 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 CourtCall does not place a call to counsel. The initial charge per participant for a CourtCall appearance is $30.00 for the first 45 minutes you are connected. For each additional 15 minute increment the charge is $7.00. If you do not timely call and connect with the Court Call operator, you will be billed for the call and the hearing may proceed in your absence. Telephonic appearances are connected directly with the courtroom's public address system and electronic recording equipment so that a normal record is produced. To ensure the quality of the record, the use of car phones, cellular phones, speakerphones, public telephone booths, or phones in other public places is prohibited except in the most extreme emergencies. Participants should be able to hear all parties without difficulty or echo. 27 28 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 At the time of your hearing, you may initially be in the listening mode in which case you will be able to hear the case before yours just as if you were in the courtroom. After your call is connected to the courtroom, the Judge will call the case, request appearances, and direct the manner in which the hearing proceeds. Each time you speak, you should identify yourself for the record. The court's teleconferencing system allows more than one speaker to be heard, so the Judge can interrupt a speaker to ask a question or redirect the discussion. When the Judge informs the participants that the hearing is completed, you may disconnect and the next case will be called. Telephonic appearances by multiple participants are only possible when there is compliance with every procedural requirement. Sanctions may be imposed when there is any deviation from the required procedures or the Court determines that a person's conduct makes telephonic appearances inappropriate. Sanctions may include dropping a matter from calendar, continuing the hearing, proceeding in the absence of an unavailable participant, a monetary sanction, and/or a permanent prohibition against a person appearing telephonically. 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Court Call Telephone Appearance Procedure 3/28/2012 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 4

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