Phoenix Technologies Ltd. v. VMware, Inc.

Northern District of California, cand-4:2015-cv-01414

ORDER re June 30, 2016 Discovery Hearing. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu on 06/27/2016. (dmrlc1, COURT STAFF)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 PHOENIX TECHNOLOGIES LTD., 7 Case No. 15-cv-01414-HSG (DMR) Plaintiff, 8 v. ORDER RE JUNE 30, 2016 DISCOVERY 9 HEARING VMWARE, INC., 10 Re: Dkt. Nos. 98, 99 Defendant. 11 12 Northern District of California United States District Court 13 The court has reviewed the parties' May 20, 2016 joint discovery letters, which are set for 14 hearing on June 30, 2016. [Docket Nos. 98, 99.] The court's Standing Order requires the parties 15 to "meet and confer to try to resolve their disagreements" before submitting a joint letter, and 16 requires lead trial counsel to attest "that the parties met and conferred in person or by telephone 17 regarding all issues prior to filing [a] letter." [Docket No. 69 (Notice of Amended Discovery 18 Procedures).] However, it appears that the parties have not met and conferred at all as to two 19 issues; specifically, Phoenix's motion to compel a supplemental response to interrogatory no. 2 20 and Phoenix's challenge to VMware's partial redactions of emails between engineers. It also 21 appears that the parties have only partially met and conferred with respect to VMware's motion to 22 compel further responses to requests for production ("RFPs") 98 and 121. 23 Therefore, lead counsel for the parties are ordered to immediately meet and confer as to 24 these issues and to arrive at the courthouse at 9:00 a.m. on June 30, 2016 to complete their meet 25 and confer. Lead counsel shall also be prepared to stay at the courthouse following the 11:00 a.m. 26 hearing and to devote the entire day, if necessary, to resolving the dispute(s). Counsel are also 27 directed to review the district's "Guidelines for Discovery of Electronically Stored Information" 28 and "Checklist for Rule 26(f) Meet and Confer Regarding Electronically Stored Information" prior ISTRIC TES D TC TA O S 1 to their meet and confer sessions. U ED RT DERED UNIT 2 IT IS SO ORDERED. O OR IT IS S R NIA 3 Dated: June 27, 2016 u 4 a M. Ry ______________________________________ NO D o ge RYU n n FO DONNA JudM. RT 5 United States Magistrate Judge LI ER H A 6 N C D IS T IC T OF 7 R 8 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