Key Insight: whether plaintiffs had met their burden to show that adequate meet and confer discussions took place prior to filing their motion to compel.
Nature of Case: 1983 Civil Rights Act claim
Electronic Data Involved: unspecified ESI
Keywords: “The burden of ensuring that proper meet and confer discussions take place is on the moving party”, plaintiffs did not make the necessary efforts to meet and confer”, “Plaintiffs were plainly deficient in their efforts”
Identified Local Court Rule(s): E.D. Cal. R. 251(b)