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 EBATES INCS OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF KIMS MOTION TO COMPEL FURT...

1 NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP SPENCER PERSSON (BAR NO. 235054) MICHELLE L. MELLO (BAR NO, 288081) 555 South Flower Street Forty-First Floor Los Angeles, California 90071 Telephone: (213) 892-9200 Facsimile: (213) 892-9494 [email protected] [email protected] Rw oN wn Attorneys for Defendant EBATES, INC. SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA oOo ND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 10 11 SEJONG IM, an individual, and YOUMEE Case No. CGC-17-56177...

Response/Reply - Hrg. 7/23/19; DEFENDANTS AND CROSS-COMPLAINANTS SUN MAN...

SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON A Limited Liability Partnership Including Professional Corporations JAMES M. CHADWICK, Cal. Bar No. 157114 DYLAN J. PRICE, Cal. Bar No. 258896 379 Lytton Avenue Palo Alto, California 94301-1479 Telephone: 650.815.2600 Facsi...

Separate Statement - Plaintiff's Separate Statement

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Motion: Compel - Plaintiff's Notice of Motion and Motion to Compel

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STIPULATION REQUEST FOR INFORMAL DISCOVERY CONFERENCE (TRANSACTION ID # ...

1 HARTOG, BAER & HAND A Professional Corporation 2 David W. Baer, SBN: 99262 Andrew R. Verriere, SBN: 264674 ELECTRONICALLY 4 Orinda Wuy, Suite 200-D 3 Orinda, CA 94563 ...

REQUEST FOR JUDICAL NOTICE IN SUPPORT OF OPPOSITION TO MOTION TO COMPEL ...

1 Chris A. Tarkington (SBN 043132) [email protected] Norman Chong (SBN 111439) [email protected] 2 Joseph D. O’Neil (SBN 226806) [email protected] ELECTRONICALLY 3 Samantha Lewin (SBN 320868) [email protected] F I L E D TARKINGTON, O’NEILL, BARRAC...

Response/Reply - REPLY IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHE...

Charles H. Jung (217909) Andrew R. Kislik (118772) Pia Kim (298350) NASSIRI & JUNG LLP 1700 Montgomery Street, Suite 207 San Francisco, California 94111 Telephone: (415) 762-3100 Facsimile: (415) 534-3200 Attorneys for Plaintiff RAAD ZUHAIR RABIEH ...

Response/Reply - TO REQUEST FOR INFORMAL DISCOVERY CONFERENCE [CCP 2016....

SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON A Limited Liability Partnership Including Professional Corporat JAMES M. CHADWICK, Cal. Bar No. 157114 Palo Alto, California 94301-1479 Telephone: 650.815.2600 Facsimile: 650.815.2601 E mail [email protected] ...

Order: Proposed - [PROPOSED] ORDER DENYING REQUEST FOR INFORMAL DISCOVER...

ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY STATE BAR NO.: FOR COURT USE ONLY NAME: JAMES M. CHADWICK 157114 , DYLAN J. PRICE 258896 SHEPPARD, FIRM NAME: MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON LLP STREET ADDRESS: tton Avenue CITY: ZIP CODE: 94301 TELEPHONE NO.: 650.815.2600 ...

Memorandum: Points and Authorities - Discovery Position for Informal Dis...

Mahesh Bajoria, Esq. (CSB#224849) Law Offices of Mahesh Bajoria 39355 California Street, Suite 310 Fremont, CA 94538 Phone: (510) 791-9911 Fax: (510) 791-9912 Email: [email protected] Louis S. Franecke, Esq. (CSB#52386) Franecke Law Group 1115 Irwin Street, Suite 100 San Rafael, CA 94945 PH: 415-457-7040 FAX: 415-457-7041 Email: louis. [email protected] Attorneys for Defendants TARESH ANAND; SWAPNIL ANAND; SUNDEEP BHANDAL; ANJANEYAP, INC. SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNI...

ORDER CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER NO.2 (TRANSACTION #63486475)

Com NA nH FF Ww NY Nb YP N N NY WY Boe Be oe BRRRRBKREESSEKE DWAR BDEBHKEe SYS FILE San Francisco County Superior Court JUN 2 6 2019 CLER AG COURT BY: ue d Baputy Clerk SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT 304 COORDINATION PROCEEDING: Case No. CJC-19-004981 SPECIAL TITLE [RULE 3.550] JUDICIAL COUNCIL COORDINATION LASH BOOST CASES PROCEEDING NO. 4981 CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER NO. 2 A Case Management Conference was held on June 26, 2019. Counsel for the parti...

STIPULATION AND ORDER RE DISCOVERY FILED BY PLAINTIFF GONZALES, MARY JAN...

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Opposition/Objections - HRG 7/9/19 Plaintiffs Opposition To Defendants M...

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Declaration of Robert M. Bruning in Support of Defendant Ford Motor Comp...

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Statement filed - Pretrial Discovery Conference Statement

Carney R. Shegerian, Esq., State Bar No. 150461 [email protected] Mahru Madjidi, Esq. State Bar No. 297906 [email protected] Anahit Ter Mambreyan Esq., State Bar No. 311528 [email protected] 225 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 700 Santa Monica, California 90401 Telephone Number: (310) 860...

Order - RE: Continued Hearing Dates- Signed by Judge Arand

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CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER NO. 1 (TRANSACTION #63377821)

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Application and Order: Ex Parte - to continue MSJ - GRANTED. Motion is c...

TIMOTHY D. MCMAHON (#117024) MARK A. SIGALA (#232277) CORSIGLIA MCMAHON & ALLARD LLP 96 N. Third Street, Suite 620 San Jose, CA 95112 Telephone: (408) 289-1417 Facsimile: QDWQGO'IACONH (408) 289-8127 Attorneys ...

DECLARATION OF RACHEL E. DAVEY IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO COMPEL RESPONSES ...

WORKMAN LAW FIRM, PC Robin G. Workman (Bar #145810) [email protected] [email protected] Facsimile: (415) 788-1028 Attorneys for Plaintif SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN FRANCI...

Further Hearing - Pre-Disposition - Informal Discovery Conference *Appea...

Superior Court of California County of Kern Bakersfield Department 11 Hearing Date: 06/14/2019 RUTHERFORD VS NICHOLSON BCV-18-102686 Honorable: David R. Lampe Clerk: ...

Stipulation and Order filed - to continue the date of informal discovery...

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Ruling

Superior Court of California County of Kern 1415 Truxtun Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93301 Date: 06/10/2019 Time: 8:00 AM - ...

DECLARATION OF ERIN MEYER IN SUPPORT OF OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF LABORDE'...

1 KEKER, VAN NEST & PETERS LLP R. JAMES SLAUGHTER - # 192813 2 [email protected] ERIN E. MEYER - # 274244 ELECTRONICALLY 3 [email protected] IAN A. KANIG - # 295623 F I L E D ...

DECLARATION OF ERIN MEYER IN SUPPORT OF OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF LABORDE'...

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Order: Submitted Matter - Order Regarding: A) Plaintiff's Motion to Comp...

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