Downs et al v State Farm Insurance Company

Filing 13

ORDER by Judge James L. Robart re Plaintiffs' 11 Motion to Compel and directing State Farm to file a response per Local Rules. Plaintiffs' optional reply due by the noting date. Parties directed to appear for a Telephonic Hearing on 9/20/2017 at 03:00 PM before Judge James L. Robart. (PM)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 8 9 10 DONNA DOWNS, et al., Plaintiffs, 11 CASE NO. C16-1467JLR ORDER v. 12 14 STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY, 15 Defendant. 13 16 On August 31, 2017, Plaintiffs Donna Downs, Robert Downs, and Cody Downs 17 (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) filed a motion to compel certain discovery from Defendant 18 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (“State Farm”). (MTC (Dkt. # 11).) 19 Although Plaintiffs filed their motion in contravention of the court’s scheduling order, 20 which requires a party to request a conference with the court before moving for an order 21 related to discovery (Sched. Order (Dkt. # 9) at 2)), the court will nevertheless consider 22 Plaintiffs’ motion given the other deadlines set forth in the scheduling order (id. at 1 ORDER - 1 1 (requiring all discovery motions to be filed no later than September 1, 2017)). 2 Accordingly, the court DIRECTS State Farm to file a response subject to the Local Rules 3 for the Western District of Washington. See Local Rules W.D. Wash. LCR 7(b)(2); id. 4 LCR 7(d). Plaintiffs may, but are not required to, file a reply in support of their motion 5 no later than the noting date. See id. LCR 7(b)(3); id. LCR 7(d). In addition, the court 6 ORDERS the parties to appear for a telephonic hearing on September 20, 2017, at 3:00 7 p.m. The undersigned judge’s Courtroom Deputy will contact the parties with 8 instructions for appearing at the telephonic hearing. 9 Dated this 6th day of September, 2017. 10 11 A 12 JAMES L. ROBART United States District Judge 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 ORDER - 2

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