Lawman v. City and County of San Francisco et al

Northern District of California, cand-4:2015-cv-01202

ORDER re Production of Marital Therapy Records, re {{74}}. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu on 01/22/2016. (dmrlc1S, COURT STAFF)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 GARY RICHARD LAWMAN, 9 Case No. 15-cv-01202-DMR Plaintiff, 10 v. ORDER RE PRODUCTION OF 11 MARITAL THERAPY RECORDS CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN 12 FRANCISCO, et al., Re: Dkt. No. 74 Northern District of California United States District Court 13 Defendants. 14 On October 30, 2015, the parties submitted a joint discovery letter brief regarding 15 Defendants' requests for medical records from Susan Cha, Ph.D., who jointly treated Plaintiff 16 Gary Lawman and his wife, Dr. Kara Lawman. [Docket No. 31.] Following a hearing on 17 December 17, 2015, the court ordered Dr. Cha to produce certain treatment records dated January 18 2009 to the present, limited to "references by either Plaintiff or Dr. Lawman to Plaintiff's use of 19 alcohol, mental health condition, and/or any symptomology of his mental health condition." 20 [Docket No. 64.] 21 The court has received a letter and a proposed order from an attorney representing Dr. Cha. 22 The letter asks the court to review the redacted treatment records in camera prior to their 23 production. [Docket No. 74.] The court has already ordered Dr. Cha to produce redacted treatment records. It is not necessary for the court to review the records in camera, particularly 24 since Dr. Cha is represented by counsel, who can advise Dr. Cha regarding appropriate redactions. 25 Should Dr. Cha seek a hearing on this matter, she may file an appropriate motion by no later than 26 February 1, 2016. 27 The court orders Plaintiff to immediately serve a copy of this order on Dr. Cha and to file a 28 ISTRIC ES D 1 proof of service. T TC TA 2 O S U ED RT IT IS SO ORDERED. ERED 3 ORD UNIT 4 Dated: January 22, 2016 IT IS SO R NIA ______________________________________ 5 Donna M. RyuRyu M. NO United onna Magistrate e DStates Judge Judg FO 6 RT LI 7 ER H A N C F 8 D IS T IC T O R 9 10 11 12 Northern District of California United States District Court 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2