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Air Crash at Taipei, Taiwan on October 31, 2000 - Civil Minutes10/10/2001

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

CIVIL MINUTES -- GENERAL

Case No. MDL 1394 -GAF(RCx) All Related Cases
Date: October 10, 2001

DOCKET ENTRY

PRESENT: HON. ROSALYN M. CHAPMAN, UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

Debra Taylor-Spears
Courtroom Deputy Clerk
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Court Reporter


ATTORNEYS PRESENT FOR PLAINTIFFS:
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ATTORNEYS PRESENT FOR DEFENDANTS:
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PROCEEDINGS: (In Chambers) DISCOVERY ORDER

The discovery motion previously filed by defendant, raising inter alia the issue of whether the pilots for Singapore Airlines are “managing agents” of Singapore Airlines so that their depositions may be taken under Rule 30 rather than Rule 45, was withdrawn by defendant on September 21, 2001; thus, no discovery motion and joint stipulation are before the Court. The parties are advised that the Court expects them to strictly comply in all particulars with Local Rule 37, effective October 1, 2001. Since no new or narrowed motion and joint stipulation are currently before the Court, although the parties have had ample opportunity to prepare such documents, the Court declines the parties’ request to reschedule the hearing on defendant’s withdrawn motion for protective order. 1

Initials of Deputy Clerk___

1 The parties should note that, in regard to the withdrawn motion for protective order, several declarations were filed that directly or indirectly addressed the issue of whether the pilots are “managing agents” of Singapore Airlines, and the Court cannot determine which of these declarations the parties want the Court to now consider; thus, relevant declarations should be part of the new motion and joint stipulation. However, to ease the burden of preparing a new joint stipulation, the Court will permit the parties to use previously filed declarations with copies of signatures, rather than new original signatures. Further, the parties are advised that the Court found the legal memoranda in the previously filed joint stipulation to be inadequate, and the parties should welcome the opportunity to more fully brief the issue they want the Court to consider.