RJ v. Cigna Behavioral Health, Inc. et al

Filing 147

FURTHER DISCOVERY ORDER re Discovery Dispute re Thomas Ralston. Signed by Magistrate Judge Virginia K. DeMarchi on 1/17/2023. (vkdlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/17/2023)

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Case 5:20-cv-02255-EJD Document 147 Filed 01/17/23 Page 1 of 2 1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 SAN JOSE DIVISION 7 8 RJ, et al., Plaintiffs, 9 United States District Court Northern District of California FURTHER ORDER RE DISCOVERY DISPUTE RE THOMAS RALSTON v. 10 11 Case No. 20-cv-02255-EJD (VKD) CIGNA HEALTH AND LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY et al., 12 Defendants. 13 14 During the January 10, 2023 hearing on the parties’ dispute concerning defendants’ 15 demand for documents concerning Thomas Ralston, the Court asked defendants to file the 16 discovery requests and corresponding objections for the discovery requests at issue. On January 17 11, 2023, the Court ordered defendants to “file with the Court the discovery requests and 18 corresponding responses that they believe encompass the [requested] documents.” See Dkt. No. 19 141 at 4. 20 On January 11 and 12, 2023, defendants filed two letters identifying and attaching the 21 discovery requests at issue and the corresponding responses. Dkt. Nos. 140, 143. The letters 22 included several additional paragraphs of argument, and attached discovery-related 23 communications with plaintiffs’ counsel. Id. On January 13, 2023, plaintiffs filed a three-page 24 letter objecting to defendants’ submissions and making their own counter-arguments, and included 25 several attachments. Dkt. No. 146. 26 27 28 All told, the parties have collectively submitted over 300-pages of additional material to the Court. The Court will not consider any of it. If, after the parties have conferred further as Case 5:20-cv-02255-EJD Document 147 Filed 01/17/23 Page 2 of 2 1 required in the Court’s January 11, 2023 order, they have any remaining disputes concerning the 2 materials relating to Mr. Ralston, they must file the discovery requests at issue and corresponding 3 objections when they present that dispute for resolution. The Court does not want to read the 4 parties’ discovery-related correspondence. 5 6 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: January 17, 2023 7 8 VIRGINIA K. DEMARCHI United States Magistrate 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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