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Discovery Motions

The court encourages the parties to work out discovery disputes and discourages the filing of discovery motions.

In any motion related to a discovery dispute, the movant shall state when and how the movant complied with Local Rule 37.2. Unless a difficult privilege issue is presented, the court will ordinarily rule from the bench after argument on discovery motions without entertaining briefs.

Parties are reminded that there is no "order" in which discovery must occur, and that one party's failure or inability to respond to discovery requests will not excuse any other party's prompt compliance.

Parties are advised, further, that the court will not sustain an objection that a particular request is "burdensome" without specifics regarding the effort required to comply with the request, and the number of documents likely to be generated by compliance.

Note: The court does not control nor can it guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this information. Neither is it intended to endorse any view expressed nor reflect its importance by inclusion in this site.