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Gov.uscourts.cacd.545913.15.0

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1JOINT RULE 26(f) REPORT
BERTRAM FIELDS (SBN 024199)BFields@ggfirm.comAARON J. MOSS (SBN 190625)AMoss@GreenbergGlusker.comGREENBERG GLUSKER FIELDS CLAMAN &MACHTINGER LLP1900 Avenue of the Stars, 21st FloorLos Angeles, California 90067-4590Telephone: (310) 553-3610/Fax: (310)553-0687Attorneys for Plaintiff ALONZO WICKERS IV (SBN 169454)alonzowickers@dwt.comDAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE LLP865 South Figueroa Street, 24th FloorLos Angeles, California 90017-2566Telephone: (213) 633-6800/Fax: (213) 633-6899ELIZABETH A. McNAMARA (Pro Hac Vice)lizmcnamara@dwt.comDEBORAH A. ADLER (Pro Hac Vice)deborahadler@dwt.comDAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE LLP1633 Broadway, 27th FloorNew York, New York 10019Telephone: (212) 489-8230/Fax: (212) 489-8340Attorneys for DefendantsUNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTCENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIATOM CRUISE,Plaintiff,v.BAUER PUBLISHING COMPANYL.P., BAUER MAGAZINE L.P.,BAUER MEDIA GROUP, INC.,BAUER, INC., HEINRICH BAUERNORTH AMERICA, INC. and DOES1-10, inclusive,Defendants.Case No. CV12-09124 DDP (JCx)
 Assigned To: Hon. Dean D. Pregerson
JOINT RULE 26(f) REPORT
Scheduling Conference:Date: February 28, 2013Time: 3:00 p.m.Crt Rm: 3Action filed: October 24, 2012 
 
Case 2:12-cv-09124-DDP-JC Document 15 Filed 02/14/13 Page 1 of 7 Page ID #:76
 
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2JOINT RULE 26(f) REPORT
Plaintiff Tom Cruise (“Plaintiff”) and Defendants Bauer PublishingCompany, L.P., Bauer Magazine L.P., Bauer Media Group, Inc., Bauer, Inc., andHeinrich Bauer North America, Inc. (collectively, “Defendants”) submit this JointRule 26(f) Report pursuant to the Court’s Order of December 18, 2012, Rule 26(f)of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and Central District Local Rule 26-1:I.
 
INFORMATION REQUESTED PURSUANT TO F.R.C.P. 26(f)A.
 
Initial Disclosures [F.R.C.P. Rule 26(f)(3)(A)]The parties do not believe that any changes should be made in the timing,form, or requirement for disclosures under Rule 26(a). The parties will make thedisclosures required by Rule 26(a)(1) on or before February 14, 2013.B.
 
Discovery [F.R.C.P. Rule 26(f)(3)(B)]Subjects on which the parties currently anticipate the need for discoveryinclude, but are not limited to, those listed below. The parties reserve the right toseek discovery on other topics that may be relevant to the issues in this case, asdiscovery unfolds and the parties’ legal theories develop.1.
 
Plaintiff believes that discovery will need to be taken withregard to the following topics, among others:a.
 
The facts and circumstances surrounding theinvestigation, writing, designing, editing, fact checking,verification, approval and publication of the covers,articles, headlines and captions and issue;b.
 
The identity of the individuals responsible forinvestigating, writing, designing, editing, fact checking,vetting, approving and publishing the covers, articles,headlines and captions and issue;
Case 2:12-cv-09124-DDP-JC Document 15 Filed 02/14/13 Page 2 of 7 Page ID #:77
 
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3JOINT RULE 26(f) REPORT
c.
 
The identity of Defendants’ sources, and communicationswith those sources;d.
 
Efforts made by Defendants to verify the accuracy of information provided by their sources;e.
 
The relationship between and among Defendants;f.
 
The relationship between Defendants and Bauer MediaGroup;g.
 
Bauer’s policies and practices with respect to publishingstories about Tom Cruise , Suri Cruise and Scientology orother minority religious groups;h.
 
Bauer’s history of bigotry and hatred toward minorityreligious groups and their members;i.
 
Bauer’s policies and practices with respect to obtaininginformation from sources, paying for sources, verifyingthe credibility of sources, and quoting sources with whomthe writers and editors of stories have not spoken; and j.
 
The circulation and readership of the publications at issue,and the effect of stories about Tom Cruise on Defendants’circulation, sales and readership.k.
 
The basis of each of Defendants’ defenses.2.
 
Defendants believe that discovery will need to be taken withregard to the following topics, among others:a.
 
Plaintiff’s work, travel and social schedule in the relevantperiods of time;b.
 
The extent to which Plaintiff was in contact with hisdaughter Suri Cruise following his separation and divorce,
Case 2:12-cv-09124-DDP-JC Document 15 Filed 02/14/13 Page 3 of 7 Page ID #:78

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