IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 3, 2012
PNC EQUIPMENT FINANCE, LLC, PLAINTIFF,
CALIFORNIA FAIRS FINANCING AUTHORITY, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Carolyn K. Delaney United States Magistrate Judge
Plaintiff's motion to compel came on regularly for hearing October 3, 2012. Thuy Ngoc Tran and Peter Kennedy appeared telephonically for plaintiff. Harold Reiland, Jr. appeared for defendants California Fairs Financing Authority ("CFFA") and the 15th, 18th, 21st, 26th, 27th, and 30th District Agricultural Associations. No appearance was made for the remaining defendants. Upon review of the documents in support, no opposition having been filed, upon hearing the arguments of counsel, and good cause appearing therefor, THE COURT FINDS AND ORDERS AS FOLLOWS:
Defendants failed to timely respond to the discovery at issue. The motion to compel (dkt. no. 148) is granted. No later than October 24, 2012, defendants represented by counsel Reiland shall serve written responses, without objection, to the requests for production of documents and interrogatories. Responsive documents shall also be served at that time, identified as to which categories the documents are responsive and as to which defendant is the producing party. Document production may be made via a SharePoint database, as referenced by defense counsel at the hearing.
The court shall defer ruling on the issue of an award of reasonable expenses pending defendants' compliance with the above order. Plaintiff's counsel may file a letter brief no later than October 31, 2012 indicating whether defendants have responded to the discovery at issue.*fn1
Plaintiff's responses to the currently pending discovery propounded by the responding defendants shall be due November 7, 2012.