a. Meeting Requirement
The court encourages the parties to work out discovery disputes and discourages the filing of discovery motions. Discovery disputes are normally resolved at a status call or a pretrial conference without briefing. If the matter is not resolved, then the Magistrate Judge will set a briefing schedule.
With regard to the filing of motions for discovery and production of documents under Fed. R. Civ. P. 26-37, the Magistrate Judge will not hear or consider any discovery motions unless the parties have complied with Local Rule 37.2
In any motion for discovery or production of documents, the movant shall state when and how the movant complied with Local Rule 37.2. Failure to comply with these rules will result in the imposition of sanctions. Most often the Magistrate Judge will rule on these motions after oral argument at the motion call and without briefing. The Magistrate Judge will also consider these motions at a status call or a settlement conference.