James Allen Ledbetter -v- Medtronic, Inc., et al
STANDING ORDER. (mat, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/2/2006)
James Allen Ledbetter -v- Medtronic, Inc., et al
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
JUDGE MARTIN J. JENKINS Courtroom 11, 19th Floor Monica Tutson, Courtroom Deputy (415) 522-2123 All counsel are hereby ordered to familiarize themselves with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Local Rules of the Northern District of California. 1. COURT DATES: The Court will hear the following matters on the following days and times: a. b. c. d. 2. Civil Law and Motion Calendar is heard on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Criminal Calendars are heard every other Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in San Francisco and every other Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Oakland. Case Management/Status Conferences are held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Civil Pretrial Conferences are held on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
MOTIONS: Motions shall be filed and set for hearing in accordance with Civil Local Rule 7 and this Court's Standing Order. Motions shall not be noticed for hearing on a Tuesday following an official court holiday that falls on a Monday. Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 7-1(b), the Court may, in it's discretion, adjudicate motions without oral argument. An opposing's party failure to file a memorandum of points and authorities in opposition to any motion shall constitute consent to the granting of said motion. SUMMARY JUDGMENT/ADJUDICATION: Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 56-2, in any pending motion for summary judgment or summary adjudication, the parties are ordered to meet, confer and submit, on or before ten (10) court days prior to the date of the hearing, a joint statement of undisputed facts. Only one joint statement of undisputed facts, signed by all parties, should be filed. CHAMBERS COPIES: Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 5-1(b), counsel shall submit an extra copy of any document filed with the Court, marked by counsel as a copy for "Chambers." Chambers copies shall be submitted of any electronically filed document ten (10) pages or more in length. However, Chambers copies shall be submitted of any document (e-filed or otherwise) containing attachments, regardless of the number of pages. Counsel filing a document under seal pursuant to a protective order shall submit a complete Chambers copy of said document, even if only a portion of the document is confidential, indicating which portions of the document are covered by the protective order. MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATIVE REQUESTS AND EX PARTE APPLICATIONS: All miscellaneous administrative requests and ex parte applications are considered on the papers and may not be set for a hearing. Counsel are advised that this Court allows ex parte applications solely for extraordinary relief and that sanctions may be imposed for misuse of ex parte applications.
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CONTINUANCES: Counsel requesting a continuance of any conference, hearing, deadline, or other procedural changes, must submit a stipulation with a detailed declaration as to the reason for the requested continuance or extension of time. Continuances will be granted only upon a showing of good cause, particularly focusing upon evidence of diligence by the party seeking delay and of prejudice that may result if the continuance is denied. Except in extraordinary circumstances, stipulated changes to the briefing schedule or hearing date for a motion must be filed not less than fourteen (14) days prior to any affected date. Unless otherwise ordered by the Court, the rescheduling of the hearing date for a motion does not change the date on which an opposition brief or reply brief is due; any opposition brief remains due not less than 21 days prior to the originally noticed hearing date and any reply brief may be filed not less than 14 days prior to the originally noticed hearing date.
UNTIMELY AND IMPROPER FILINGS: Any document sought to be filed with the Court after the required time, or in an improper manner or form, shall not be considered by the Court. Any attorney in violation of such requirements will be subject to other sanctions pursuant to Civil Local Rule 1-4. DISCOVERY: All discovery matters shall be referred to a United States Magistrate Judge for the specific purpose of hearing all discovery disputes, unless otherwise ordered by the court. The words DISCOVERY MATTER shall appear in the caption of all documents relating to discovery to insure proper routing. Counsel are directed to contact the clerk for the assigned Magistrate Judge to schedule matters for hearing. The decision of the Magistrate Judge shall be final and binding, subject to modification by the District Court only where it has been shown that the Magistrate Judge's order is clearly erroneous or contrary to law.
CRIMINAL PLEAS: Prior to a plea being entered in a criminal case, an Application for Permission to Enter Plea of Guilty must be completed. A copy of the application and plea agreement must be delivered to chambers by 12:00 p.m. the day prior to the entry of plea or the plea will not go forward. COMMUNICATION WITH CHAMBERS: Counsel shall not attempt to make contact by telephone or any other ex parte means with the Court or its chambers staff, but may contact the Courtroom Deputy at (415) 522-2123 with appropriate inquiries. Counsel should list their facsimile transmission numbers along with their telephone numbers on their papers to facilitate communication with the Courtroom Deputy. NOTICE OF THIS ORDER: Counsel for plaintiff, or plaintiff, if appearing on his or her own behalf, is responsible for promptly serving notice of these requirements upon defendant's counsel. If the action came to the Court via a noticed removal, this burden falls to the removing defendant.
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IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: 1/5/2006 MARTIN J. JENKINS UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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