Federal Trade Commission v. Directv, Inc. et al

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

Discovery Order re {{89}} Letter filed by DIRECTV LLC. Signed by Judge Maria-Elena James on 1/5/2016.

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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 DIRECTV, INC., et al., 7 Re: Dkt. No. 89 Defendants. 8 9 The Court is in receipt of the request from Defendant DIRECTV, Inc. and non-party 10 witness Paula Selis, filed January 5, 2016, a dispute about whether DIRECTV may take Ms. 11 Selis's deposition pursuant to a Rule 45 subpoena. Dkt. No. 89. The parties request: (1) they be 12 relieved of the obligation to meet and confer in person, given that Ms. Selis is in Seattle; (2) Northern District of California United States District Court 13 permission to file a joint letter brief (not to exceed 5 pages) on this issue by 1 PM PT on Friday, 14 January 8; and (3) expedited consideration and resolution of the issue so that DIRECTV can file 15 its Reply briefing in support of its Motion for Partial Summary Judgment by the January 25 16 deadline. Good cause appearing, the Court hereby GRANTS the request, provided the parties 17 meet and confer by video conference or, if such technology is not available, by telephone. In 18 order to ensure compliance with the purpose of the meet and confer requirement, the parties shall 19 (1) make a contemporaneous record of their meeting using a court reporter or electronic recording 20 device, and (2) create a log showing the beginning and ending time of discussions of particular 21 topics. The parties shall prepare the recording and log in a format the Court can easily use if it 22 needs to review them. The joint letter shall include as part of the cover page a statement as to how 23 the parties met and conferred in compliance with this Order and the Discovery Standing Order. 24 The parties need not submit the recording unless requested by the Court. 25 IT IS SO ORDERED. 26 Dated: January 5, 2016 27 ______________________________________ MARIA-ELENA JAMES 28 United States Magistrate Judge