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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DEFENDANT PATRICK SULLIVAN, INDIVIDUALLY AND DBA LIBERTY REALTY PROPERTY...

Peter C. Catalanotti (SBN 230743) [email protected] Michael V. Shepherd (SBN 313406) [email protected] WILSON, ELSER, MOSKOWITZ, EDELMAN & DICKER LLP 525 Market Street, 17" Floor San Francisco, CA 94105-2725 Telephone: 415.433.0990 Facsimile: 415.434.1370 Attorneys for Defendant Patrick Sullivan, individually and dba Liberty Realty Property Management SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO SEAN ILUMIN, TARIKA ILUMIN, and...

DEFENDANT PATRICK SULLIVAN, INDIVIDUALLY AND DBA LIBERTY REALTY PROPERTY...

Peter C. Catalanotti (SBN 230743) [email protected] Michael V. Shepherd (SBN 313406) [email protected] WILSON, ELSER, MOSKOWITZ, EDELMAN & DICKER LLP 525 Market Street, 17" Floor San Francisco, CA 94105-2725 Telephone: 415.433.0990 Facsimile: 415.434.1370 Attorneys for Defendant Patrick Sullivan, individually and dba Liberty Realty Property Management SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO SEAN ILUMIN, TARIKA ILUMIN, and...

DECLARATION OF ROBERT CARROLL III IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS AND CROSS-DEF...

DE LA PENA & HOLIDAY LLP Qne Embarcadero Center, Suite 2860, San Francisco, CA 94111 Tet. (415) 268-8000 Fax. (415) 268-8180 Co ND 10 rn 12 13 14 15 16 7 18 19 20 2 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 GREGORY R. DE LA PENA (SBN 126626) THOMAS J. O’BRIEN (SBN 274969) ROBERT CARROLL Ul (SBN 314345) DEEA PENA’ & HOLIDAY LEP One Embarcadero Center, Suite 2860 San Francisco, CA 94111 Telephone: (415) 268-8000 Facsimile: (415) 268-8180 Attorneys for Defendants and Cross-Defendants NORMA HONG, KUM HONG, ...

SEPARATE STATEMENT OF FACTS DEFENDANT PATRICK SULLIVAN, INDIVIDUALLY AND...

Peter C. Catalanotti (SBN 230743) [email protected] Michael V. Shepherd (SBN 313406) [email protected] WILSON, ELSER, MOSKOWITZ, EDELMAN & DICKER LLP 525 Market Street, 17" Floor San Francisco, CA 94105-2725 Telephone: 415.433.0990 Facsimile: 415.434.1370 Attorneys for Defendant Patrick Sullivan, individually and dba Liberty Realty Property Management SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO SEAN ILUMIN, TARIKA ILUMIN, and...

Statement: Case Management Conference - Joint Case Management Statement

1 || Shaun Setareh (SBN 204514) [email protected] 2 || William M. Pao (SBN 219846) [email protected] 3 || Alexandra R. McIntosh (SBN 320904) [email protected] 4 || SETAREH LAW GROUP 315 South Beverly Drive, Suite 315 5 || Beverly Hills, California 90212 Telephone (310) 888-7771 Facsimile (310) 888-0109 Attorneys for Plaintiff MARCELO A. IGNELZI Thomas F. Nowland (SBN 236824) Daniel A. Brodnax (SBN 266822) Sean B. Janzen (SBN 293426) LAW OFFICES OF THOMAS F. NOWLAND. 11 || 2...

Statement: Case Management Conference - Joint Case Management Statement

1 || Shaun Setareh (SBN 204514) [email protected] 2 || William M. Pao (SBN 219846) [email protected] 3 || Alexandra R. McIntosh (SBN 320904) [email protected] 4 || SETAREH LAW GROUP 315 South Beverly Drive, Suite 315 5 || Beverly Hills, California 90212 Telephone (310) 888-7771 Facsimile (310) 888-0109 Attorneys for Plaintiff MARCELO A. IGNELZI Thomas F. Nowland (SBN 236824) Daniel A. Brodnax (SBN 266822) Sean B. Janzen (SBN 293426) LAW OFFICES OF THOMAS F. NOWLAND. 11 || 2...

ORDER AFTER JANUARY 17, 2020 CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE AND INFORMAL DIS...

eo em YN DH RF WN yw NR RR wv Boe ee a BS RBRREBBKRHSESE BE VWUAR BREBEHKe SYS FILE Superior Court of Caliiorni of Californi ‘Ounty of San F ranciscos JAN 17 2020 CLERK OF THE COURT By: 1 by Deputy Clerk SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT 606 JENNIFER WILLIAMS, LISA THOMURE, Case No. CGC-18- 570624 MADELAINE DOUGLAS, ALLISON HALL, ALEX REESE, NICOLE SHA LIN ONG, LISA TOMPKINS, JULIEANNE TAYAG on behalfof | oppER AFTER JANUARY 17,2020 CASE the...

Memorandum: Points and Authorities - HRG 031720 Memorandum of Points &am...

14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 BERNARD S. GREENFIELD (SBN 66017) 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 Email: [email protected] Attorney for Defendant and Cross-Complainant JEANINE LUNARDI, an Individual and Sole Trustee for the Lunardi Family Trust, and as Personal Representative for PETER V. LUNARDI, I...

ORDER SETTING INFORMAL DISCOVERY CONFERENCE AND ADVANCING CASE MANAGEMEN...

oem YN DH FF WB HY Ny N NY NY YN = re BNRNRRRBBRRB SCeEDWREAEBSHRTS Fads wea a paw JAN 10 2020 a7 OF ta COURT Clerk SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA - jepuly Cie COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT 606 NEXTPULSE, LLC, a Delaware Limited ‘ Case No. CGC-18-571065 Liability Corporation, successor to NETPULSE, INC. a Delaware Corporation, i ORDER SETTING INFORMAL Plaintiff, DISCOVERY CONFERENCE AND ADVANCING CASE MANAGEMENT v. CONFERENCE BRUNSWICK CORPORATION, a Delaware Corporation, and DO...

Opposition/Objections - Hrg 2-25-20 -- PLAINTIFF AND CROSS-DEFENDANTS LL...

Kaye, Rose & Partners LLP A BB wW N 0 me NA 10 u 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 KAYE, ROSE & PARTNERS, LLP Bradley M. Rose, Esq. (SBN 126281) [email protected] Frank C Brucculeri, Esq. (SBN 137199) [email protected] 169 South Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90212 Telephone: (310) 551-6555 Facsimile: (310) 277-1220 Attomeys for Cross-Defendants, LLOYD GUIDRY, LLC, BRIAN WRIGHT SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA LLOYD ...

ORDER ADVANCING CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE AND INFORMAL DISCOVERY CONFER...

oO Om ND WH BF BN NV NNN ee we we ew ee ee Fi LE D Superior Court of California ‘ounty of San Francisco JAN 10 2020 CLERK OF THE COURT BY: thn GD ex Deputy Clerk SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA. COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT 606 JENNIFER WILLIAMS, LISA THOMURE, Case No. CGC-18- 570624 MADELAINE DOUGLAS, ALLISON HALL, ALEX REESE, NICOLE SHA LIN ONG, LISA. TOMPKINS, JULIEANNE TAYAG on behalf of | orpER ADVANCING CASE themselves, others similarly situated and the MANAGEMENT CONFE...

DECLARATION OF TED BROOMFIELD COUNSEL TO PLAINTIFFS IN SUPPORT OF OPPOSI...

1 Ted Broomfield, Esq., CPA (SBN 303416) Ted Broomfield Law 2 1243 Pine Street, #12 ELECTRONICALLY San Francisco, California 94109 F I L E D 3 Telephone: (415) 500-2029; Fax: (415) 366-2898 Superior Court o...

OPPOSITION AND MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF...

1 Ted Broomfield, Esq., CPA (SBN 303416) Ted Broomfield Law, P.C. 2 1243 Pine St., #12, SF, CA 94109 ELECTRONICALLY Tel.: (415) 500-2029; Fax: (415) 366-2898 F I L E D 3 Email: [email protected] Superior C...

OPPOSITION AND MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF...

1 Ted Broomfield, Esq., CPA (SBN 303416) Ted Broomfield Law, P.C. 2 1243 Pine St., #12, SF, CA 94109 Tel.: (415) 500-2029; Fax: (415) 366-2898 3 Email: [email protected] 4 Attorney for the Plaintiffs, 5 Sean Ilumin, Tarika Ilumin and Roberto Espinoza, 6 7 1243 Pine St., #12, SF, CA 94109. Tel: (415) 500-2029. Em...

DECLARATION OF TED BROOMFIELD COUNSEL TO PLAINTIFFS IN SUPPORT OF OPPOSI...

Ted Broomfield, Esq., CPA (SBN 303416) Ted Broomfield Law 1243 Pine Street, #12 San Francisco, California 94109 Telephone: (415) 500-2029; Fax: (415) 366-2898 Email: [email protected] Attorney for the Plaintiffs, Sean Ilumin, Tarika Ilumin and Roberto Espinoza, 1243 Pine St., #12, SF, CA 94109. Tel: (415) 500 2029. Email: [email protected]

OPPOSITION MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF OPPOSITION...

1 Ted Broomfield, Esq., CPA (SBN 303416) Ted Broomfield Law, P.C. 2 1243 Pine St., #12, SF, CA 94109 ELECTRONICALLY Tel.: (415) 500-2029; Fax: (415) 366-2898 F I L E D 3 Email: [email protected] Superior C...

DECLARATION OF TED BROOMFIELD COUNSEL TO PLAINTIFFS IN SUPPORT OF PLAINT...

1 Ted Broomfield, Esq., CPA (SBN 303416) Ted Broomfield Law 2 1243 Pine Street, #12 ELECTRONICALLY San Francisco, California 94109 F I L E D 3 Telephone: (415) 500-2029; Fax: (415) 366-2898 Superior Court o...

OPPOSITION MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF OPPOSITION...

1 Ted Broomfield, Esq., CPA (SBN 303416) Ted Broomfield Law, P.C. 2 1243 Pine St., #12, SF, CA 94109 Tel.: (415) 500-2029; Fax: (415) 366-2898 3 Email: [email protected] 4 Attorney for the Plaintiffs, 5 Sean Ilumin, Tarika Ilumin and Roberto Espinoza, 6 7 1243 Pine St., #12, SF, CA 94109. Tel: (415) 500-2029. Em...

DECLARATION OF TED BROOMFIELD COUNSEL TO PLAINTIFFS IN SUPPORT OF PLAINT...

1 Ted Broomfield, Esq., CPA (SBN 303416) Ted Broomfield Law 2 1243 Pine Street, #12 San Francisco, California 94109 3 Telephone: (415) 500-2029; Fax: (415) 366-2898 4 Email: [email protected] 5 Attorney for the Plaintiffs, Sean Ilumin, Tarika Ilumin and Roberto Espinoza, 6 7 1243 Pine St., #12, SF, CA 94109....

Opposition to Motion TO COMPEL - Opposition to Motion

MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES INTRODUCTION Plaintiff motion to compel should be denied this simple breach of warranty matter, Plaintiff served discovery requests: Requests for Production, Form Interrogatories, Special Interrogatories, and Requests for Admission. GM responded and/or serve...

REPLY TO DEFENDANTS OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFFS MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHER DI...

1 KNIGHT LAW GROUP LLP Steve Mikhov (SBN 224676) ELECTRONICALLY 2 [email protected] F I L E D Superior Court of California, 3 Natalee Fisher (SB...

Certificate of Mailing for - CERTIFICATE OF MAILING FOR (COURT ORDER CHA...

Reserved for Clerk’s File Stamp SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES COURTHOUSE ADDRESS: Spring Street Courthouse 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 PLAINTIFF/PETITIONER: Jacalyn Keston DEFENDANT/RESPONDENT: Nich...

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