Netscape Communications Corporation et al v. Federal Insurance Company et al

Filing 265

ORDER re 232 Directing Defendant St. Paul Mercury Insurance Company to Serve and File a More Specific Privilege Log; and Taking Plaintiffs Motion to Compel Under Submission Without Oral Argument. Signed by Judge Patricia V. Trumbull on 8/25/10. (pvtlc1) (Filed on 8/25/2010)

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Netscape Communications Corporation et al v. Federal Insurance Company et al Doc. 265 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 The holding of this court is limited to the facts and the particular circumstances underlying the present motion. OR D E R, page 1 1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION NETSCAPE COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, ) ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) FEDERAL INSURANCE COMPANY, et ) al., ) ) Defendants. ) ___________________________________ ) Case No.: C 06-0198 JW (PVT) ORDER DIRECTING DEFENDANT ST. PAUL MERCURY INSURANCE CO M PA N Y TO SERVE AND FILE A MORE SPEC IFIC PRIVILEGE LOG; AND TAKING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO COMPEL UN D ER SUBMISSION WITHOUT ORAL AR G U M E N T Currently scheduled for hearing on August 26, 2010 is Plaintiff's Motion to Compel.1 Having reviewed the original papers submitted by the parties, and the joint supplemental brief filed at the court's request on August 16, 2010, the court finds it appropriate to take this order without oral argument. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, no later than September 2, 2010, Defendant St. Paul Mercury Insurance Company ("Defendant") shall serve and file a more specific version of the privilege log attached as Exhibit B to the Declaration of Aaron Latto. The revised privilege log shall identify, for each document for which attorney-client privilege is asserted, each attorney whose 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 advise or communication (from or with) are disclosed or paraphrased in that document. If Defendant wishes to assert attorney-client privilege for any document that does not actually disclose or paraphrase advice from or communications with a specific attorney, Defendant shall by September 2, 2010, file a supplemental brief that provides legal authority for doing so. No later than September 8, 2010, Plaintiffs may file a response to Defendant's revised privilege log and/or any supplemental brief it files. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiffs' motion to compel is taken under submission without oral argument. Dated: 8/25/10 PATRICIA V. TRUMBULL United States Magistrate Judge OR D E R, page 2

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