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8 Superior Court of the State of California

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11 Any Plaintiff, ) Case No.
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12 Plaintiff, ) STIPULATION AND ORDER FOR THE
) APPOINTMENT OF A DISCOVERY REFEREE
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STIPULATION AND ORDER FOR APPOINTMENT OF A DISCOVERY REFEREE
1 The parties to this action, by and through their attorneys of record, hereby stipulate that
2 NAME OF DISCOVERY REFEREE, STATE BAR NUMBER IF ANY OF DISCOVERY
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REFEREE, ADDRESS OF DISCOVERY REFEREE, PHONE NUMBER OF DISCOVERY
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REFEREE, may be appointed as Discovery Referee in this matter;
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The parties further stipulate that the Discovery Referee shall have the powers set forth in

7 Code of Civil Procedure § 639(a)(5), be as set forth herein. Good case appearing therefore,

8 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
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The referee has the authority to set the date, time and place for all hearings determined by the
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referee to be necessary, to direct the issuance of subpoenas, to preside over hearings, to take
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evidence, and to rule on objections, motions, and other requests made during the course of the
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14 The court has determined that no party has established an economic inability to pay a pro rata
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share of the referee’s fee. The referee's compensation of $AMOUNT per hour is to be shared equally
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by the parties unless otherwise ordered. Each side to submit a retainer of $AMOUNT to the
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Discovery Referee no later than DATE.
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19 The discovery referee is authorized to attend depositions, conduct in camera inspections and

20 to undertake such other hearings as he or she may deem appropriate.
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The discovery referee is to submit a written report to the parties and to the court within 20
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calendar days after the completion of the hearing pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure § 643(a) and
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(c), with a proposed order and any recommendation for the imposition of sanctions.
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25 Any objections to the report shall be served and filed no later than 10 calendar days after the

26 report is served and filed and any party who objects to the report shall serve and file notice of a
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STIPULATION AND ORDER FOR APPOINTMENT OF A DISCOVERY REFEREE
1 request for a hearing and copies of the objections and any responses shall be served upon the
2 discovery referee.
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This stipulation and order may be executed in sub-parts, and facsimile signatures shall
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have the same force and effect as original signatures.
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Dated: By: ____________________________________
8 Attorney for Plaintiff_______________________
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Dated: By: ____________________________________
11 Attorney for Defendant _____________________
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I HEREBY CONSENT TO THE ABOVE REFERENCE.
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16 Dated: By: ____________________________________
DISCOVERY REFEREE
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19 IT IS SO ORDERED:

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Dated________________ ________________________________________________
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JUDGE/COMMISSIONER OF THE SUPERIOR COURT
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