Discovery orders are not generally appealable and can only be reviewed by writ. Writ petitions are usually a waste of time as 9 out of 10 are summarily denied. How much time do you have?
You would need to serve and file the petition in sufficient time to allow the court to rule on it BEFORE the order goes into effect. If it is a self executing forthwith order, you need to do it ASAP and certainly within 60 days of entry of the order, provided there is no shorter applicable statutory time. For more information on writ petitions this guide may be helpful:
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This is not an appealable order. You would need to file a writ petition, which is a request for discretionary review. You generally have 60 days to file the petition, but in practical terms you must file it as soon as possible and ask the court of appeal for an immediate stay pending its preliminary consideration of the merits.
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Procedure would be a writ as that is the proper mechanism for a higher court to review a lower court decision. Time is short to do one. Believe most are denied without a hearing on pleadings by the opposition. A writ is time consuming. Suggest you evaluate the court's order. Ask your attorney. [No attorney. If you are involved in litigation where the opposition has counsel who is aggressively representing client, you need counsel as well.]
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