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Topete v. Ramos Furniture

United States District Court, E.D. California

June 6, 2017

MARISOL TOPETE and ROSALBA MALDONADO, Plaintiffs,
v.
RAMOS FURNITURE; DIMAS MANUEL, INC.; FURNITURE DEALS, INC.; and DOES 1-100, inclusive, Defendants.

          WAGNER, JONES, KOPFMAN, & ARTENIAN LLP Daniel M. Kopfman #192191 Laura E. Brown #306035 Attorneys for Plaintiffs MARISOL TOPETE and ROSALBA MALDONADO

          ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHER DISCOVERY RESPONSES

         The hearing on Plaintiffs MARISOL TOPETE and ROSALBA MALDONADO's Motion to Compel Further Discovery Responses from Defendant RAMOS FURNITURE in Case No. 16CV00271 was heard regularly on Thursday, May 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. before the Honorable Erica P. Grosjean, presiding.

         Plaintiffs were represented by Daniel M. Kopfman of WAGNER JONES KOPFMAN & ARTENIAN LLP, 1111 E. Herndon Avenue, Suite 317, Fresno, California 93720. Defendant FURNITURE DEALS, INC. dba RAMOS FURNITURE (“RAMOS FURNITURE”) was represented by Paul J. Bauer of SAGASER WATKINS & WIELAND PC, 750 N. Palm Avenue, Suite 100, Fresno, California 93711.

         Having considered the documents filed and arguments made regarding Plaintiffs' motion, this Court finds good cause to GRANT Plaintiffs' request for an order compelling further discovery responses from RAMOS FURNITURE.

         Plaintiffs' motion being GRANTED, Defendant RAMOS FURNITURE is ordered to serve further written responses and to produce responsive documents within 30 days of this order, as follows:

         1. In response to Plaintiffs' Interrogatory No. 1, Defendant must serve a complete list of all individuals (including names, addresses, and telephone numbers) who worked for Ramos Furniture at any time during the proposed class period of 2011 through 2016, and who were not paid as required by California law;

         2. In response to Plaintiffs' Interrogatory No. 2, Defendant must serve a complete list of all individuals (including names, addresses, and telephone numbers) employed by Defendant DIMAS MANUEL, INC. at any time during the proposed class period of 2011 through 2016;

         3. In response to Plaintiffs' Request for Production Nos. 73, 74, 77, & 78 regarding the Ramos Furniture store located at 5060 N. Blackstone Avenue, Fresno, California 93710 (“Blackstone” location), Defendant must serve further written responses and produce all documents regarding (i) the number of persons employed at the Blackstone location; (ii) the legal entity or entities who have employed individuals at the Blackstone location; (iii) the time worked by each person employed at the Blackstone location; and (iv) the hours worked and wages paid to each person employed at the Blackstone location.

         4. In response to Plaintiffs' Request for Production Nos. 79, 80, 83, & 84 regarding the Ramos Furniture store located at 4415 W. Shaw Avenue, Fresno, California 93710 (“Shaw” location), Defendant must serve further written responses and produce all documents regarding (i) the number of persons employed at the Shaw location; (ii) the legal entity or entities who have employed individuals at the Shaw location; (iii) the time worked by each person employed at the Shaw location; and (iv) the hours worked and wages paid to each person employed at the Shaw location.

         5. In response to Plaintiffs' Request for Production Nos. 85, 86, 89, & 90 regarding the Ramos Furniture store located at 1610 Howard Road, Madera, California 93637 (“Madera” location), Defendant must serve further written responses and produce all documents regarding (i) the number of persons employed at the Madera location; (ii) the legal entity or entities who have employed individuals at the Madera location; (iii) the time worked by each person employed at the Madera location; and (iv) the hours worked and wages paid to each person employed at the Madera location.

         6. In response to Plaintiffs' Request for Production Nos. 91, 92, 95, & 96 regarding the Ramos Furniture store located at 384 W. Ashlan Avenue, Clovis, California 93612 (“Clovis” location), Defendant must serve further written responses and produce all documents regarding (i) the number of persons employed at the Clovis location; (ii) the legal entity or entities who have employed individuals at the Clovis location; (iii) the time worked by each person employed at the Clovis location; and (iv) the hours worked and wages paid to each person employed at the Clovis location.

         7. In response to Plaintiffs' Request for Production Nos. 97, 98, 101, & 102 regarding Ramos Furniture stores located throughout the State of California, Defendant must serve further written responses and produce all documents regarding (i) the number of persons employed at such locations; (ii) the legal entity or entities who have employed individuals at such locations; (iii) the time worked by each person employed at such locations; and (iv) the hours worked and wages paid to each person employed at such locations.

         8. In response to Plaintiffs' Request for Production No. 103, Defendant must serve further written response and produce all documents, electronically stored information, and tangible things that it may use to support any of its claims or defenses.

         9. In response to Plaintiffs' Request for Production No. 104, Defendant must produce all documents signed by Plaintiff MARISOL TOPETE at any ...


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