Walker et al v. North Las Vegas Police Department et al

Filing 146

ORDER Denying 145 Motion or an order fixing expert witness fees related to a deposition taken on 6/8/17. Signed by Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe on 7/3/17. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - ADR)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 9 THOMAS WALKER, et al., 10 Plaintiff(s), 11 vs. 12 CITY OF NORTH LAS VEGAS, et al., 13 Defendant(s). 14 ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No. 2:14-cv-01475-JAD-NJK ORDER (Docket No. 145) 15 Pending before the Court is Plaintiffs’ motion for an order fixing expert witness fees related to 16 a deposition taken on June 8, 2017. Docket No. 145. “Discovery is supposed to proceed with minimal 17 involvement of the Court.” F.D.I.C. v. Butcher, 116 F.R.D. 196, 203 (E.D. Tenn. 1986). Counsel 18 should strive to be cooperative, practical and sensible, and should seek judicial intervention “only in 19 extraordinary situations that implicate truly significant interests.” In re Convergent Techs. Securities 20 Litig., 108 F.R.D. 328, 331 (N.D. Cal. 1985). A pre-filing conference between counsel that includes 21 personal consultation is required before filing a discovery motion. Local Rule 26-7(c); see also Local 22 Rule IA 1-3(f). Plaintiffs’ motion indicates that their counsel sent a letter to opposing counsel on this 23 issue, but has not received a response. Docket No. 145-1 at ¶¶ 9-10. Because that showing fails to show 24 a sufficient pre-filing conference has been held, the motion is hereby DENIED without prejudice. 25 IT IS SO ORDERED. 26 DATED: July 3, 2017 27 28 ______________________________________ NANCY J. KOPPE United States Magistrate Judge

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