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