Hopkins v. General Motors, L.L.C.
ORDER; Plaintiff's Motion to Enter ESI Protocol as Order ofthe Court and Motion for Expedited Briefing 47 is DENIED, by Magistrate Judge Kathleen M. Tafoya on 4/11/16.(morti, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Magistrate Judge Kathleen M. Tafoya
Civil Action No. 15–cv–002322–CMA–KMT
GENERAL MOTORS, L.L.C.,
This matter is before the court on Plaintiff’s “Motion to Enter ESI Protocol as Order of
the Court and Motion for Expedited Briefing.” (Doc. No. 47 [“Mot.”], filed April 6, 2016.) In
support of the Motion, Plaintiff submitted what appears to be a fully executed, stipulated
agreement between the parties setting forth the ESI protocol to be employed by both sides during
litigation of the present case. (Doc. No. 47-3 (“ESI Protocol”).) The court applauds the efforts
of counsel and litigants in reaching such an agreement relatively early in the litigation.
By the current Motion, Plaintiff requests the court enter the ESI Protocol as an Order of
the court. (Mot. at 1-2.) Defendant opposes this request because it is not “consistent with local
rules on ESI, which specifically discourage involving the court in these issues.” (Mot. at 1.) The
court is not aware of an inconsistency created by Plaintiff’s request as the court frequently enters
similar stipulated agreements. However, absent a consensus between the parties regarding
entering the same as a court order, the court declines to do so.
Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that Plaintiff’s “Motion to Enter ESI Protocol as Order of the Court and
Motion for Expedited Briefing Schedule” (Doc. No. 47) is DENIED.
Dated this 11th day of April, 2016.
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