What is an Informal Discovery Conference?

Informal resolution of discovery disputes is a centerpiece of California civil practice, requiring civil litigants to make “a serious attempt to obtain an informal resolution of each issue.” (Code of Civ. Proc., § 2025(o).)

This rule is designed “to encourage the parties to work out their differences informally so as to avoid the necessity for a formal order.” (McElhaney v. Cessna Aircraft Co. (1982) 134 Cal.App.3d 285, 289, 184 Cal.Rptr. 547.) “This, in turn, will lessen the burden on the court and reduce the unnecessary expenditure of resources by litigants through promotion of informal, extrajudicial resolution of discovery disputes.” (Townsend v. Super. Ct. (1998) 61 Cal.App.4th 1431, 1435.)

Legal Standard

The Legislature passed AB 383, which adds Section 2016.080 to the Code of Civil Procedure, effective January 1, 2018. According to this section, “[i]f an informal resolution is not reached by the parties, as described in Section 2016.040, the court may conduct an informal discovery conference upon request by a party or on the court's own motion for the purpose of discussing discovery matters in dispute between the parties.” (Code of Civ. Proc., § 2016.080(a).)

A determination of whether an attempt at informal resolution is adequate involves the exercise of discretion. (Stewart v. Colonial Western Agency, Inc. (2001) 87 Cal.App.4th 1006, 1012-1013.) Among the factors the court should consider are the history of the litigation, the nature of the interaction between counsel, the nature of the issues, the type and scope of discovery requested, and the prospects for success. (Id.) A trial judge's perceptions on such matters, inherently factual in nature at least in part, must not be lightly disturbed. (Id.)

Timelines

“If an informal discovery conference is granted or ordered, the court may toll the deadline for filing a discovery motion.” (Code of Civ. Proc., § 2016.080(c)(2).)

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P's Motion to Compel Special Rogs - Reply - Reply filed

JOURNEY LAW GROUP, INC. Guy Mizrahi, Esq. (SBN 220930) Arya Malek, Esq. (SBN 325782) 1762 Westwood Blvd, Suite 260 Los Angeles, CA 90024 Telephone: 424.206.4303 Facsimile: 424.220.7388 Attorneys for Plaintiff, DARVETTA FORD SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORN...

DECLARATION OF COURTNEY N. CONNER IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR ORDER (TRANSA...

ARTI L. BHIMANI (SBN 235240) [email protected] LIZA M. BRERETON (SBN 261380) [email protected] COURTNEY N. CONNER (SBN 279062 [email protected] HIV LITIGATION ATTORNEYS 6255 West Sunset Boulevard, 21st Floor Los Angeles, CA 90028 ...

Motion to Compel Further Discovery Responses

Electronically FILED by Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles on 04/27/2020 05:28 PM Sherri R. Carter, Executive Officer/Clerk of Court, by S. Lopez,Deputy Clerk 1 MICHAEL J. CODY, ESQ. (SBN 197610) ELIZABETH C. TINGEN, ESQ. (SBN 323118) 2 MACDONALD & CODY, LLP 28 Executive Park, Suite 300 3 Irvine, California 92614 (714) 831-1713; ...

Memorandum: Points and Authorities - MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIE...

Greenfield oO ON OO FF WOW NY B= yo NO NO NHB NY YB YB NYP NY BS Bs [email protected] Bw wo we BD SB SB am on OW ao RF OW NYS = 9D G© oO NN DW ODO FPF WO NY SB BERNARD S. GREENFIELD (SBN 66017) MAUREEN A. HARRINGTON (SBN 194606) GREENFIELD LLP 55 South Market Street, Suite 1500 San Jose, California 95113 Telephone: (408) 995-5600 Facsimile: (408) 995-0308 Attorney for Defendant and Cross-Complainant JEANINE LUNARDI, an Individual and Sole Trustee for the Lunardi Family Trust, and as Personal ...

Motion to Compel Further Discovery Responses

Electronically FILED by Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles on 04/27/2020 05:32 PM Sherri R. Carter, Executive Officer/Clerk of Court, by S. Lopez,Deputy Clerk 1 MICHAEL J. CODY, ESQ. (SBN 197610) ELIZABETH C. TINGEN, ESQ. (SBN 323118) 2 MACDONALD & CODY, LLP 28 Executive Park, Suite 300 3 Irvine, California 92614 (714) 831-1713; ...

DECLARATION OF JORDAN S. ESENSTEN IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO QUASH (TRANSAC...

[email protected] ESENSTEN LAW Facsimile: (310) 207-5969 LOYR, APC Telephone: (888) 365 – 8686 Facsimile: (800) 576 – 1170 Attorneys for Plaintiff YOUMEE KIM and all others similarly situated Los Angeles, CA 90025 12100 Wilshire Blvd. ...

MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIE...

[email protected] ESENSTEN LAW Facsimile: (310) 207-5969 LOYR, APC Telephone: (888) 365 – 8686 Facsimile: (800) 576 – 1170 Attorneys for Plaintiffs SEJONG IM and YOUMEE Los Angeles, CA 90025 12100 Wilshire Blvd. ESENSTEN LAW Suite 1660 ...

JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT (TRANSACTION ID # 65594516) FILED BY PLA...

ANAGEMENT TATEMENT JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE STATEMENT Houston, et al. v. Braavos, Inc. d/b/a Bannerman, et al.Case No. CGC JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENC...

Motion to Compel - MOTION TO COMPEL DEFENDANT LORRAINE LAROSA’S NOTICE O...

Electronically FILED by Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles on 03/27/2020 03:44 PM Sherri R. Carter, Executive Officer/Clerk of Court, by S. Lopez,Deputy Clerk 1 MICHAEL J. CODY, ESQ. (SBN 197610) ELIZABETH C. TINGEN, ESQ. (SBN 323118) 2 MACDONALD & CODY, LLP 28 Executive Park, Suite 300 3 Irvine, California 92614 (714) 831-1713; ...

Motion to Compel - MOTION TO COMPEL DEFENDANT LORRAINE LAROSA’S NOTICE O...

Electronically FILED by Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles on 03/27/2020 03:39 PM Sherri R. Carter, Executive Officer/Clerk of Court, by S. Lopez,Deputy Clerk 1 MICHAEL J. CODY, ESQ. (SBN 197610) ELIZABETH C. TINGEN, ESQ. (SBN 323118) 2 MACDONALD & CODY, LLP 28 Executive Park, Suite 300 3 Irvine, California 92614 (714) 831-1713; ...

DECLARATION OF IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO COMPEL DOCUMENTS FROM NEXTPULSE (...

1 Patricia L. Peden (SBN 206440) E-mail: [email protected] 2 Kristin E. Charbonnier (SBN 294919) E-mail: [email protected] ELECTRONICALLY 3 BURKE, WILLIAMS & SORENSEN, LLP 1901 Harrison Street, Suite 900 ...

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION TO COMPEL DOCUMENTS; REQUEST FOR SANCTIONS (...

1 Patricia L. Peden (SBN 206440) E-mail: [email protected] 2 Kristin E. Charbonnier (SBN 294919) E-mail: [email protected] ELECTRONICALLY 3 BURKE, WILLIAMS & SORENSEN, LLP 1901 Harrison Street, Suite 900 ...

RESPONSE TO DEFENDANT MAS MOTION TO COMPEL DISCOVERY DEPOSITION AND SANC...

Catherine Herrera Watson, J.D. 1 122 Palm Avenue 2 San Francisco, CA 94118 ELECTRONICALLY (415)202-5204 F I L E D 3 (415) 574-7432 Superior Court of Californ...

Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (NON-APPEARANCE CASE REVIEW)

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Civil Division Central District, Spring Street Courthouse, Department 1 19STCV13488 March 20, 2020 HERMAN RUSH, et al. vs SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ...

Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (HEARING ON MOTION FOR SANCTIONS RE DISCOVER...

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Civil Division Central District, Spring Street Courthouse, Department 1 19STCV13488 March 16, 2020 HERMAN RUSH, et al. vs SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ...

Response/Reply - HRG 031720 Reply MPA ISO Motion Quash

Greenfield o oN DO TH FF WO NHN MN MW NY YY NY NY KM SB wow we Bw mw we es on Oo ao FF BO NY Be OD OO ON DW TO FF OW YP | MAUREEN A, HARRINGTON (SBN 194606) RACHEL THOMAS (SBN 244527) GREENFIELD LLP 55 South Market Street, Suite 1500 San Jose, California 95113 Telephone: (408) 995-5600 Facsimile: (408) 995-0308 Attorney for Defendant and Cross-Compiainant JEANINE LUNARDI, an Individual and Sole Trustee for the Lunardi Family Trust, and as Personal Representative for PETER V. LUNARDI...

ORDER - CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER NO. 2 (TRANSACTION 64821035)

oe ND WH RF WN 10 1 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 FIL County Superior Court MAR 11 2029 CLERK OF ty a OF THE COURT > a "Deputy Clerk SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA. COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT 304 LUIS RIVERA, individually, and on behalf of all | Case No. CGC-19-574786 others similarly situated, Plaintiff, CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER NO. 2 Vv. DECKERS OUTDOOR CORPORATION, et al., Defendants. Pursuant to the October 23, 2019 Initial Case Management Order, ...

Minute Order Attachment (Tentative Rulings Only) - and Certificate of Ma...

SUPERIOR COURT OF C; " FORNIA - COUNTY OF FRESNO Civil Depa. _.:nt - Non-Limited TITLE OF CASE: Cynthia Rushing vs. The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. LAW AND MOTION MINUTE ORDER Case Number: cEcGo0401 Hearing Date: March 3, 2020 Hearing Type: Motion - Compel Department: 503 Judge/Temp. Judge: Kimberly A. Gaab Court Clerk: F, Braun Reporter/Tape: Not Reported ppearing Parties: Plaintiff: No Appearances Defendant: No Appearances Counsel: Counsel: [. ] Off Cale...

Statement: Case Management Conference - HRG 03 03 20 Case Management Sta...

CM-110 ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, State Gar number, and address): FOR COURT USE ONLY MAUREEN A. HARRINGTON (SBN194606) Greenfield LLP 55 South Market Street, Suite 1500, San Jose, California 95113 TELEPHONE No: 408.995.5600, FAX NO. (Optional: 408.995.0308 E-MAIL ADDRESS (Optionap: ATTORNEY FOR (Name): Plaintiff/Cross-Defendants Garden City, Inc., et al. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA streer aopress: 191 North First Street MAILING ADDRESS: CITY AND ZI...

ORDER CONTINUING MARCH 5, 2020 CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE AND SETTING DE...

eo Om IN DW FF BW NY — _ = om oe BRRRRSBRKRSSREUVFABEBHRES ED San Francisco County Superior Cou MAR -2 2020 GLEFinjun ine COURT ®: eye WR SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT 613 NEXTPULSE, LLC, a Delaware Limited Case No. CGC-18-571065 Liability Corporation, successor to NETPULSE, INC. a Delaware Corporation, . ORDER CONTINUING MARCH 5, 2020 Plaintiff, CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE AND SETTING DEADLINES BRUNSWICK CORPORATION, a Delaware Corporation, and...

Order Granting Stipulation to Stay Discovery and Continue CMC - signed/PML

137039|201570 Joseph Antonelli|Janelle Carney LAW OFFICE OF JOSEPH ANTONELLI 14758 Pipeline Ave. Suite E Chino Hills CA 91709 (909) 393-0223 (909) 393-0471 [email protected]; [email protected]

Opposition filed - to Demurrer

10 ul 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 PETER HSIAO (Bar No. 119881) [email protected] MATTHEW L. HOFER (Bar. No. 307055) [email protected] E-FILED KING & SPALDING LLP 2/26/2020 4:27 PM 633 West Fifth Street, Suite 1600 Superior Court of California Los Angeles, CA 90071 County of Fresno Telephone: +1 213 443 4355 By: C. York, Deputy Facsimile: +1213 443 4310 JOHN C. RICHTER (pro hac vice application pending) [email protected] KING & SPALDING LLP 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue...

Notice of Ruling

Electronically FILED by Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles on 02/24/2020 02:57 PM Sherri R. Carter, Executive Officer/Clerk of Court, by C. Aquino,Deputy Clerk 1 LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP GREGORY G. LYNCH, SB# 119996 2 E-Mail: [email protected] MICHAEL J. CHRISTOPHER, SB# 311281 3 E-Mail: [email protected]

ORDER - CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER NO. 2 (TRANSACTION 64756594)

oe NY KD HW FF WN NYP PP NNN WD ee BNRRRBRHBSEeBDWT FEE BHRTS ty Suoerior G FEB 2.4 2020 CLERK OF TI “BK Ont HE COURT O° a aR SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA. COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT 304 ERIKA HOYLE ZUTA, Case No. CGC-19-579373 Plaintiff, CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER NO. 2 vs. FUZZY PET HEALTH, INC. and DOES 1 through 10, inclusive, Defendants. Pursuant to the Initial Case Management Order, the above action was scheduled for a Case Management Conference with the Court on Feb...

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