Hancock v. Aetna Life Insurance Company
MINUTE ORDER setting Telephonic Hearing on Monday, 4/17/2017, at 3:00p.m.; ORDER directing parties to file supplemental statements no later than 4/17/2017 at 9:00 a.m. Authorized by Judge James L. Robart. (SWT)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
CASE NO. C16-1697JLR
AETNA LIFE INSURANCE
The following minute order is made by the direction of the court, the Honorable
James L. Robart:
On April 6, 2017, the court ordered the parties to file statements explaining the
nature of the discovery dispute that Plaintiff Judith Hancock’s counsel identified in
requesting a discovery conference. (See 4/6/17 Order (Dkt. # 33).) The parties filed their
respective statements on April 7, 2017 (see Pl. Statement (Dkt. # 34); Defs. Statement
(Dkt. # 36)), and the court has reviewed the statements. Based on the parties’
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representations, the court SCHEDULES a telephonic hearing on Monday, April 17, 2017,
at 3:00 p.m. The Courtroom Deputy will contact the parties with instructions for
appearing at the telephonic hearing.
The court also ORDERS the parties to file supplemental statements explaining
whether the parties have resolved any of the issues raised in their initial statements. In
addition, the parties must address whether Defendants’ expected April 12, 2017,
supplemental written discovery responses resolve the dispute Ms. Hancock describes (Pl.
Statement at 2 (taking issue with Defendants’ written discovery responses); Defs.
Statement at 2 (stating that Defendants intend to supplement their written discovery
responses by April 12, 2017)), and Defendants must address whether they intend to
request a protective order (Defs. Statement at 2 (stating that Defendants “are considering
seeking a protective order” to prevent the depositions of Kathy Leonard and Douglas
Burdick)). The parties must file their two-page supplemental statements no later than
Monday, April 17, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. Defendants must jointly file a single statement
subject to the page limit and deadline set forth above.
Filed and entered this 10th day of April, 2017.
WILLIAM M. MCCOOL
Clerk of Court
s/ Ashleigh Drecktrah
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