Order on Discovery and Scheduling

Date: 
Tuesday, June 1, 1999
Document Type: 
Discovery Motions, Memoranda, and Orders
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,    

                  Plaintiff,

                  v.

VISA USA, INC., VISA
INTERNATIONAL CORP., AND
MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL, INC.,   

                  Defendants.


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98 Civ. 7076 (BSJ)

ORDER

(Stamped date: 06/02/1999)

Barbara S. Jones
United States District Judge

Having carefully reviewed the parties' submissions relating to discovery and scheduling of the above-entitled action, and having reviewed the relevant law, the Court ORDERS

  1. That the defendants make available to the Government, for copying by the Government or at the Government's expense, non-privileged, responsive documents on CD- Rom;1
  2. In light of the Government's recent proposals to the defendants that the Government would revise and limit its outstanding document requests, that the Government provide a revised and more limited set of document demands to defendants;
  3. That document discovery be completed by the currently ordered date of June 18, 1999; and
  4. That the Government and the defendants shall, on or before June 23, 1999, inform the Court in writing what, if any, document discovery remains outstanding.

The parties are directed to appear before the Court for a status and scheduling conference on June 25, 1999, at 4:00 p.m., in Courtroom 905, the United States Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, New York, New York 10007.

SO ORDERED:

  _______________/s/________________
Barbara S. Jones
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

New York, New York
June 1, 1999


FOOTNOTES

1 The Court does not see any justification for requiring the Government to pay the cost of creating the CD-Rom documents, as opposed to paying the cost of copying them, given that the defendants created the documents voluntarily and not in order to comply with a document demand from the Government. Moreover, to the extent that the CD-Rom documents constitute attorney work product, the Court concludes that the Government has shown that their substantial equivalent is not available without undue burden. This conclusion is based, in part, on the tight trial schedule and the need for expeditious conclusion of discovery.


CHAMBERS OF
Hon. Barbara S. Jones
United States District Court
Foley Square
New York, New York 10007
Tel: (212) 805-6185
Fax: (212) 805-6191

FAX COVER SHEET

To: Melvin A. Schwartz
Attorney for Plaintiff
Fax: 202 307-9952

Stanley S. Arkin
Attorney for Defendant
Fax: 212 333-2350

Eugene F, Bannigan
Attorney for Defendant
Fax: 212 309-6273

Martin L. Seidel
Attorney for Defendant
Fax: 212 878-8375

It is ordered that counsel to whom this Memo Endorsement is sent is responsible for faxing a copy to all counsel and retaining verification of such in the case file. Do not fax such verification to chambers.

TOTAL P. 03

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