July 31, 2013 Minute Order re Groundrules_Letter to Potential Class Members

 

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA,
CΟUΝΤΥ ΟF SΑΝ DΙΕGΟ
CENTRAL
MINUTE ORDER

July 31, 2013 Minute Order re Groundrules_Letter to Potential Class Members

DATE; 07/31/2013
TIME: 08:15:00 AM
DEPT: C-71

JUDICIAL OFFICER PRESIDING: Ronald S. Prager
CLERK. Lee Ryan
REPORTER/ERM: Russell Walker CSR# 12863
BAILIFF/COURT ATTENDANT: Iynn Wilks

CASE NO: 37-2011-00102593-CU-OE-CTL
CASE INIT.DATE: 12/16/2011
CASE TITLE: Felczer vs. Apple Inc [IMAGED]
CASE CATEGORY: Civil – Unlimited
CASE TYPE: Other employment


EVENT TYPE: Ex Parte


EVENT TYPE: Ex Parte


ΑΡΡΕΑRΑΝCΕS
Tyler J Belong, counsel, present for Plaintiff(s).
Jeffrey L Hogue, counsel, present for Plaintiff(s).
Khatereh Sage Fahimi, Esq., specially appearing for counsel JESSICA R PERRY, present for Defendant(s).
Julie A Dunne, counsel, present for Defendant(s).


Court finds there is a need to restate to putative class members groundrules for this litigation.
The letter should be written in neutral terms.
It should describe in generic terms the allegations in dispute. Counsel for both sides should be identified with contact information. There is no obligation for class members to initiate or respond to inquiries of counsel unless required to do so by subpoena. Putative class members are free to initiate contact with Counsel for either side.
The Court finds that this neutral letter should be disseminated to all putative class members because it’s salutary effect will aid counsel and the Court by helping to avoid future controversy.
Any issues raised by plaintiff’s counsel this am are moot and moving papers of plaintiff are withdrawn. Any document claimed by defendant to be privileged must be returned. The Court finds there has been no waiver of Apple’s attorney client privilege based on any matter discussed today with Court.
Counsel will draft the letter described above.
Apple needs time to approve as to form.
Any objections of Apple must be made by exparte appearance on or before 8/8/13.

Signed by:
Judge Ronald S. Prager


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