Federal Trade Commission v. Directv, Inc. et al

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

Discovery Order re: {{113}} Discovery Letter Brief filed by Federal Trade Commission. Signed by Judge Maria-Elena James on 3/8/2016.

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1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 3 FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION, 4 Case No. 15-cv-01129-HSG (MEJ) Plaintiff, 5 DISCOVERY ORDER v. 6 Re: Dkt. No. 113 DIRECTV, INC., et al., 7 Defendants. 8 9 10 The Court is in receipt of the parties' discovery dispute letter regarding the FTC's 11 Requests for Production No. 12 ("All consumer complaints regarding any of the Material Terms of 12 the Service.") and No. 13 ("All Documents relating to consumer complaints regarding any of the Northern District of California United States District Court 13 Material Terms of the Service."). Dkt. No. 113. Having reviewed the parties' positions, the Court 14 finds the FTC's requests relevant but overbroad. Accordingly, the Court ORDERS the parties to 15 further meet and confer in an effort to narrow the scope of the requests. If unable to reach a 16 resolution, the parties shall file an updated letter in compliance with the Discovery Standing 17 Order, setting forth a summary of each party's final substantive position and their final proposed 18 compromise on each issue, including relevant legal authority. With regard to DIRECTV's 19 argument regarding redaction of personal consumer information, the parties are directed to meet 20 and confer regarding redaction of any such information, unless the FTC can make a compelling 21 showing as to its relevancy. If any personal information is necessary, it can be sufficiently 22 safeguarded under the parties' Protective Order. 23 IT IS SO ORDERED. 24 25 Dated: March 8, 2016 26 ______________________________________ MARIA-ELENA JAMES 27 United States Magistrate Judge 28