A.G. EDWARDS SONS, INC., Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL NIELSEN, et al., Defendants.

No. CIV S-07-2185 MCE KJM.United States District Court, E.D. California.
November 16, 2007

ORDER
KIMBERLY MUELLER, Magistrate Judge

Plaintiff’s motion to compel answers at deposition of defendant Nielsen is pending before the court. Upon hearing the arguments of counsel at telephonic conference on November 7, 2007, upon review of the letter briefs in support and opposition, upon hearing the arguments of counsel at telephonic conference on November 7, 2007, and good cause appearing therefor, THE COURT FINDS AND ORDERS AS FOLLOWS:

1. The objections raised by defendant on the grounds of relevance and trade secrecy are overruled.

2. The objection predicated on the privacy rights of current employees of plaintiff is sustained to the extent defendant need not disclose the names of current employees. Defendant shall, however, answer questions pertaining to whether discussions between defendant and current employees have occurred, the number of discussions involved if any, the timing of the

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discussions, and the topics discussed.

3. Defendant’s request for further briefing on this matter is denied.

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