Valjakka v. Netflix, Inc.

Filing 285

ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR CLARIFICATION REGARDING RULE 45 DISCOVERY by Judge Jon S. Tigar granting 270 Administrative Motion. Close of Fact Discovery due by 9/27/2024. Joint Updated Case Management Statement due by 6/25/2024. Further Case Management Conference set for 7/2/2024 at 02:00 PM - Videoconference Only. This proceeding will be held via a Zoom webinar.Webinar Access: All counsel, members of the public, and media may access the webinar information at Court Appearances: Advanced notice is required of counsel or parties who wish to be identified by the court as making an appearance or will be participating in the argument at the hearing. One list of names of all counsel appearing for all parties should be sent in one email to the CRD at no later than 7/1/2024 at 2:00 PM PST.General Order 58. Persons granted access to court proceedings held by telephone or videoconference are reminded that photographing, recording, and rebroadcasting of court proceedings, including screenshots or other visual copying of a hearing, is absolutely prohibited.Zoom Guidance and Setup: (kc, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/5/2024)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 LAURI VALJAKKA, Plaintiff, 8 v. 9 10 NETFLIX, INC., Defendant. 11 United States District Court Northern District of California Case No. 22-cv-01490-JST ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR CLARIFICATION REGARDING RULE 45 DISCOVERY Re: ECF No. 270 12 Before the Court is Defendant Netflix, Inc.’s unopposed motion for clarification on 13 14 whether Netflix may serve Rule 45 discovery upon non-party AiPi, LLC. ECF No. 270. The 15 Court will grant the motion. 16 Netflix served AiPi with Rule 45 discovery, and AiPi moved to quash Netflix’s Rule 45 17 subpoena in the Eastern District of Virginia. ECF Nos. 261, 264. Magistrate Judge Fitzpatrick 18 granted AiPi’s motion to quash, finding that he did not have authority to allow discovery because, 19 in his view, discovery was closed in this matter. ECF No. 270-3 at 11–12; 15:21–16:9. 20 Magistrate Judge Fitzpatrick asked Netflix to seek clarification from this Court as to whether Rule 21 45 discovery could be served upon AiPi. Id. The Court extends fact discovery to September 27, 2024, nunc pro tunc. For clarity, this 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 means that the subpoena served on AiPi on January 24, 2024, was timely. /// /// /// /// /// 1 In light of the ongoing case discovery, the Court vacates the current pretrial conference, 2 jury selection, and trial dates. The Court sets a Case Management Conference for July 2, 2024, at 3 2:00 p.m., at which time the Court will reset such dates. An updated case management statement 4 is due June 25, 2024. 5 6 7 8 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: June 5, 2024 ______________________________________ JON S. TIGAR United States District Judge 9 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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