Federal Trade Commission v. Directv, Inc. et al

Northern District of California, cand-4:2015-cv-01129

Discovery Order re: {{107}} Discovery Letter Brief Regarding DIRECTV 30(b)(6) Topic 1. Signed by Judge Maria-Elena James on 2/18/2016.

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1 2 3 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 4 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 5 FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION, 6 Case No. 15-cv-01129-HSG (MEJ) Plaintiff, 7 DISCOVERY ORDER v. 8 Re: Dkt. No. 107 DIRECTV, INC., et al., 9 Defendants. 10 11 12 On February 12, 2016, the parties filed a discovery dispute letter concerning Topic 11 of Northern District of California United States District Court 13 Defendant DIRECTV's June 22, 2015, Rule 30(b)(6) Notice of Deposition to Plaintiff Federal 14 Trade Commission ("FTC"). Dkt. No. 107. FTC seeks a protective order preventing the 15 deposition from going forward on this topic, arguing it seeks materials protected by the common 16 interest doctrine and attorney work product. However, while it is possible that some information 17 related in Topic 1 may be privileged, it is not clear that all such communications are. 18 Accordingly, FTC's request is DENIED without prejudice to raising proper objections to 19 individual questions at the time of the deposition. 20 IT IS SO ORDERED. 21 22 Dated: February 18, 2016 23 ______________________________________ MARIA-ELENA JAMES 24 United States Magistrate Judge 25 26 1 Topic No. 1: "All communications, negotiations, and discussions between or involving 27 the FTC, on the one hand, and DIRECTV (including its attorneys) and/or any or all of the 'attorneys general of all 50 states and the District of Columbia,' on the other, both before 28 and after the effective date of the multi-state settlement agreement concerning the multistate settlement agreement and any of its terms." Jt. Ltr., Ex. A.