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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Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (COURT ORDER CHANGING INFORMAL DISCOVERY CON...

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Civil Division Central District, Spring Street Courthouse, Department 4A 19STCV13309 January 7, 2020 JACALYN KESTON vs NICHOLAS MORTON ...

DECLARATION OF JACQUELINE MANDEL IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS OPPOSITION (TR...

Mary Lynn Arens, Esq. SBN: 282459 Jacqueline Mandel, Esq. SBN: 317119 Erskine Law, PC 95 East La Palma Ave Anaheim, CA 92807 Tel: (949) 777 Fax: (714) 844 [email protected] jmandel erskinelaw.com ttorneys for Defendant ...

DECLARATION OF JACQUELINE MANDEL IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS OPPOSITION (TR...

1 Mary Lynn Arens, Esq. SBN: 282459 Jacqueline Mandel, Esq. SBN: 317119 2 Erskine Law, PC 3995 East La Palma Ave ELECTRONICALLY 3 F I L E D Anaheim, CA 92807 4 Tel:...

ORDER CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER NO.6 (TRANSACTION #64558351)

Cm NAW FF BW NYY NRREBRH SES AABDREBEHE|ES CLE! F, COURT BY: Deputy Giarik SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO Case No. CGC ~ 18-568734 Mint Development., LLC., Plaintiff, vs CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER NO. 6 Aspen American Insurance Co., et al., Defendants. I conducted a case management conference (CMC) December 16, 2019. An informal discovery conference is set for January 10, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. Not less than 24 hours in advance the parties will provide me with an...

Declaration of Shahram Nassi in Support of defendants' opposition to pla...

LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD &SMIHUP ATORESATAW Ce tN OD HW ke WY Ne by Ne YP YW BY N NN PY fF B&B Be BP BP BP Be Be eB ik oT A A & ON SF SF SFC B&B AA Hh BF HH SF Ss a? FILED LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP 2019 DEC 23 AMI: 21 ROGER S. RAPHAEL, SB# 111946 E-Mail: [email protected] ROSA JUNGUEIRO. CLERF SHAHRAM NASSI, SB# 239812 E-Mail: [email protected] 8 RICHARD B. CURTIS, SB# 124212 DreuTy E-Mail: [email protected] 333 Bush Street...

ORDER AFTER DECEMBER 19, 2019 INFORMAL DISCOVERY CONFERENCE (TRANSACTION...

Co em YN DA HW BF WN 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 i LE Superior Court of California ounty of San Francisco DEC 23 2019 CLERK OF THE COURT BY 1 EP Deputy Clerk 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 AFTER DECEMBER 19, 2019 Plaintiff, INFORMAL DISCOVERY CONFERENCE BRUNSWICK CORPORATIO...

DECLARATION OF BETSY HAVENS ISO PLAINTIFF ALEX MAS MOTION TO COMPEL RESP...

1 Scott McVarish, Esq. (SBN#198095) EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION AND 2 NEGOTIATION LAW OFFICE, A.P.C. ELECTRONICALLY [email protected] 3 3415 S. Sepulveda Boulevard, Ste. 570 F I L E D ...

DECLARATION OF BETSY HAVENS ISO PLAINTIFF ALEX MAS MOTION TO COMPEL RESP...

Scott McVarish, Esq. (SBN#198095) EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION AND NEGOTIATION LAW OFFICE, A.P.C. [email protected] 3415 S. Sepulveda Boulevard, Ste. 570 Los Angeles, California 90034 Telephone: (800) 260-1495 Facsimile: (800) 628-5605 Betsy Havens, Esq. (SBN#296842) STRONG ADVOCATES [email protected]

Declaration OF AMY MORSE IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF'S MEMORANDUM OF POINTS ...

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DECLARATION OF COUNSEL IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHER...

+ Cm NIN Dw 10 i 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 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 CALI...

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

oem YN DW FF WN Nw MN NY NN NN YD Be Be Bee Be we Be eB eS oa WA A RF oN =F SO we ADAH BF YW YN SF SC I Superior Court of California County of San Francisco DEC 12 2019 CLERK OF THE COURT BY: (ea tae De SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA sputy Clerk COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT 613 JENNIFER WILLIAMS, et al., Case No. CGC-18-570624 Plaintiff, ORDER ADVANCING CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE AND v. INFORMAL DISCOVERY CONFERENCE CORE40 HAYES VALLEY, LLC, et al., Defendants. At the re...

Defendants Notice of Motion and Motion to Comepl Plaintiff Roxane Branno...

KLuINeDINsT PC 801K Street, Surve 2100 SACRAMENTO, CA 95814 Fiteo 1 || Frederick M. Heiser, Bar No. 232582 Ian A. Rambarran, Bar No. 227366 QM DEC 12 PH 2:02 2|| W. Jason Scott, Bar No. 222204 KLINEDINST PC ROSA JUNQUEIRO. CLERK 3 || 801 K Street, Suite 2100 f Sacramento, California 95814 aEPuTe 4 || (916) 444-7573/FAX (916) 444-7544 [email protected] 5 |) [email protected] 6 || Attorneys for Defendant THE PEP BOYS MANNY MOE & JACK OF - s (0 Q2T 7 || CALIFORNIA (errone...

JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE STATEMENT (TRANSACTION ID # 64518960) F...

1 Sharon D. Mayo (SBN 150469) ELECTRONICALLY [email protected] F I L E D 2 ARNOLD & PORTER KAYE SCHOLER LLP Superior Court of California, Three Embarcadero Center, 10th Floor ...

Ex Parte Application -

JAMES J. McGARRY, ESQ., SBN 92856 JULIE A. MULLANE, ESQ., SBN 191761 SUPERIOR COURT OM CALIFORNIA ColUCOlUlUDWOOUNSN — NK ...

JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE STATEMENT (TRANSACTION ID # 64513926) F...

1 Sharon D. Mayo (SBN 150469) ELECTRONICALLY [email protected] F I L E D 2 ARNOLD & PORTER KAYE SCHOLER LLP Superior Court of California, Three Embarcadero Center, 10th Floor ...

Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (INFORMAL DISCOVERY CONFERENCE (IDC))

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Civil Division Central District, Spring Street Courthouse, Department 1 19STCV13488 December 10, 2019 HERMAN RUSH, et al. vs SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ...

Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (INFORMAL DISCOVERY CONFERENCE (IDC); INFORM...

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Civil Division Central District, Spring Street Courthouse, Department 1 19STCV13488 December 9, 2019 HERMAN RUSH, et al. vs SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ...

ORDER AFTER DECEMBER 2, 2019 INFORMAL DISCOVERY CONFERENCE (TRANSACTION ...

Co wm XA wn RB WN Y NNN RN NY Be Be wee ewe ee ee BNRRRBRHEB EBV RAEBEKRES A Superior Court of Gali County of San tcaltornia DEC 09 2019 CLERK OF THE COURT BY: irr dip Deputy Clerk SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT 613 MARY JANE GONZALES, on behalf of the Case No. CGC-18-570988 State of California and all aggrieved employees, Plaintiff, ORDER AFTER DECEMBER 2, 2019 INFORMAL DISCOVERY CONFERENCE HEALTHCARE SERVICES GROUP, INC.; HCSG WEST LLC; and DOES 1-5...

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M. Anthony Soares (SBN 078934) Exempt frome ees MINASIAN, MEITH, SOARES, ruson gi ala abr et SEXTON & COOPER, LLP County of of CalitOinic 1681 Bird Street ...

NOTICE OF DISCOVERY CONFERENCE (TRANSACTION ID # 64499335) FILED BY DEFE...

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 ...

JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT (TRANSACTION ID # 64468948) FILED BY DEF...

0 we ND 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 MORIS DAVIDOVITZ (SBN #70581) CHARLES BOLCOM (SBN #193762) COOPER & SCULLY, P.C. 505 Sansome St., Suite 1550 San Francisco, CA. 94111 Tel: (415) 956-9700 Fax: (415) 391-0274 Attorneys for Defendant H. K. FIRE PROTECTION, INC. SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO AMCO INSURANCE COMPANY, Case No. CGC-17-557590 (Lead) Plaintiff. (Consolidated with Case No, CGC-17- 558406) vs, ...

ORDER AFTER NOVEMBER 18, 2019 INFORMAL DISCOVERY CONFERENCE (TRANSACTION...

Cm NY DHA BR WY HE YN NY N NN N NY NY BeBe we ewe ee eB eB a oD DW BR Ww YN F&F SOD Oe NIN DH BF Ww NY KF DO San Francisco County Superior Cour NOV 22 2019 ae THE COURT yy: Raniity Clerk SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT 613 MARY JANE GONZALES, on behalf of the Case No. CGC-18-570988 State of California and all aggrieved employees, Plaintiff, ORDER AFTER NOVEMBER 18, 2019 Vv. INFORMAL DISCOVERY CONFERENCE HEALTHCARE SERVICES GROUP, INC.; HCSG WEST LLC; ...

Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (INFORMAL DISCOVERY CONFERENCE (IDC))

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Civil Division Central District, Spring Street Courthouse, Department 1 19STCV13488 November 22, 2019 HERMAN RUSH, et al. vs SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ...

Minute Order - MINUTE ORDER (COURT ORDER)

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Civil Division Central District, Spring Street Courthouse, Department 1 19STCV13488 November 21, 2019 HERMAN RUSH, et al. vs SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ...

Motion to Compel Further Discovery Responses

Electronically FILED by Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles on 11/20/2019 07:35 PM Sherri R. Carter, Executive Officer/Clerk of Court, by K. Hung,Deputy Clerk 1 Kyungsoo Park, Esq. (SBN 176628) LAW OFFICES OF PARK & ASSOCIATES 2 3580 Wilshire Blvd., 17th Floor 3 Los Angeles, CA 90010 Telephone: (213) 427-9727 4 Fax: (213) 427-9...

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