Pauline Coleman Powell vs St. Joseph's Medical Center, an entity, form unknown et al.

Tentative Ruling: Plaintiff Pauline Coleman-Powell (“Plaintiff”) was previously employed by defendant Dignity Health dba St. Joseph’s Medical Center (“Defendant” or “St. Joe’s”). Plaintiff’s complaint alleges, inter alia, wage and hour violations. Plaintiff seeks a further response to Special Interrogatory 2, of Set One, which seeks pre-certification discovery of the identity and contact information for all ‘hourly-paid, non-exempt’ former or current employees who worked for Defendant on or after August 27, 2015. Code Civ. Proc. §2030.300(a), (d). Additionally, for all such employees, she seeks dates of hire and re-hire, dates of termination, most recent job title and work location.

In the course of meet-and-confer, the parties agree to use a Belaire-West notice and opt-out procedure using a third-party administrator, Oppo McQueen Decl., ¶¶ 4, 5, Exh. C, p.1, Exh. D, p. 1, and plaintiff also offered to enter into a protective order that the information produced woul........