Plexxikon Inc. v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
ORDER by Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. DENYING 114 MOTION FOR RELIEF FROM NON-DISPOSITIVE PRETRIAL ORDER.(ndrS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/5/2019)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Case No. 17-cv-04405-HSG
ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR
RELIEF FROM NON-DISPOSITIVE
Re: Dkt. No. 114
United States District Court
Northern District of California
On December 19, 2018, Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte’s issued an amended order
conditionally granting Plaintiff Plexxikon, Inc.’s request for letters of request, allowing it to obtain
discovery from Novartis entities located in Switzerland. See Dkt. No. 112. Defendant Novartis
Pharmaceuticals Corporation filed a motion for relief from Judge Laporte’s non-dispositive
pretrial order on December 21. See Dkt. No. 114.
A pretrial order by a magistrate judge will be reversed only if it “is clearly erroneous or
contrary to law.” 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A). The Court has carefully reviewed Judge Laporte’s
amended order, Defendant’s motion, and the relevant legal authorities. Judge Laporte’s amended
order is well-reasoned and thorough. The Court affirms the non-dispositive order because it is not
“clearly erroneous or contrary to law.” See Grimes v. City & Cty. of San Francisco, 951 F.2d 236,
240 (9th Cir. 1991). Accordingly, the Court DENIES Defendant’s motion for relief from Judge
Laporte’s non-dispositive pretrial order.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
HAYWOOD S. GILLIAM, JR.
United States District Judge
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?