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