Finley v. CapitalOne et al
ORDER by Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers Denying 68 Motion to Appear by Telephone. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(fs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/12/2017)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
LATONYA R. FINLEY,
Case No. 16-cv-01392-YGR
ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR
CAPITALONE, ET AL.,
Re: Dkt. No. 68
United States District Court
Northern District of California
Defendant Equifax Information Services LLC has filed a motion to appear by telephone at
the Case Management Conference (“CMC”) set for January 23, 2017. (Dkt. No. 68.) The basis
for the motion is essentially one of convenience and the view that the underlying action does not
warrant a personal appearance. (Id.) As this Court has advised through its standing order:
These conferences are intended to be substantive and productive. Accordingly, each
party shall be represented at case management conferences by lead trial counsel or
counsel with authority to enter into stipulations and make admissions pursuant to
Fed. R. Civ. P. 16(a) and (c), as well as fully prepared to address all of the matters
in the CAND CMC Order and Civil L.R. 16-10(b). Failure to do so shall be
considered grounds for sanctions. Because of the substantive discussions that occur
during case management conferences, telephonic appearances are disfavored. The
Court will grant requests to appear by telephone only upon a compelling showing
of good cause. The routine inconveniences of travel do not constitute good cause.
Standing Order in Civil Cases § 6. Accordingly, the request is DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: January 12, 2017
YVONNE GONZALEZ ROGERS
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT JUDGE
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