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Coats v. McGuiness

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


March 24, 2009

WILLIAM THOMAS COATS, PLAINTIFF,
v.
JOHN MCGUINESS, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gregory G. Hollows United States Magistrate Judge

ORDER

On March 9, 2009, plaintiff filed a motion for sanctions against defendants for their failure to comply with "rules of court in granting plaintiff access to discovery." On March 20, 2009, defendants filed an opposition to this motion.

Plaintiff alleges that Deputy Sheriff Griem was the lead investigator for internal affairs. Plaintiff alleges that Deputy Sheriff Griem possesses "relevant and crucial work product" that he needs to pursue the prosecution of this action.

Defendants oppose plaintiff's motion on grounds that the motion fails to state the discovery plaintiff requested that he allegedly did not receive. Defendants state that the only discovery served by plaintiff in this action has been interrogatories, which do not require the production of documents.*fn1

The court cannot determine what discovery plaintiff alleges defendants failed to produce. For this reason, the motion is denied.

Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff's March 9, 2009, motion for sanctions (no. 64) is denied.


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