motion to compel
Reasonable Inquiry Explains Lack Of Responsive Discovery
In this negligence case arising from a car accident, the plaintiff moved to compel the production of daily driving reports.
Doctrine of unclean hands has ‘no place’ in discovery analysis
The court rejected a party’s argument that his opponent’s shortcomings justified his own deficient discovery responses as a “playground tantrum.”
PDF production ‘not unreasonable,’ but also not ‘unduly burdensome’ to re-produce
Citing FRCP 34 regarding the form of production, the court ordered a party to re-produce emails in native format rather than as searchable PDFs.
Court Weighs Questions On Scope Of Discovery
In this fraudulent inducement claim, the magistrate considered the permissible scope of discovery for the parties’ cross-motions to compel.