Tamburo v. Dworkin

2010 WL (N.D. Ill. November 17, 2010) (Nolan, M.J.)

While the court denied the Defendant’s motion to stay all discovery, it did order a phased approach to discovery limiting the initial phase to the named parties and postponing nonparty discovery until “the parties have exhausted seeking the requested information from one another.” The court also ordered the parties to meet and confer in person to prepare their discovery schedule and “to actively engage in cooperative discussions to facilitate a logical discovery flow.” In addition, the court gave both parties e-discovery homework: they were expected to be familiar with both the Seventh Circuit’s Electronic Discovery Pilot Program’s Principles as well as the Sedona Conference’s Cooperation Proclamation.