IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
March 18, 2009
SYSTEM ONE HOLDINGS, L.L.C., A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, PLAINTIFF,
RALPH H. HILL, JR., AN INDIVIDUAL, AND DIAMOND TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC., A PENNSYLVANIA CORPORATION, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Terrence F. McVerry United States District Court Judge
ORDER OF COURT
Presently pending before the Court is the MOTION TO COMPEL DISCOVERY RESPONSES filed by Plaintiff, System One Holdings, L.L.C. (Document No. 136) and the RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION filed by Defendant Diamond Technical Services, Inc. (Document No. 138).
On December 3, 2008, Plaintiff served its Third Set of Requests for Admissions, Interrogatories, and Requests for Production of Documents directed to Defendant Diamond Technical Services, Inc. ("DTS"), which was comprised of six (6) Requests for Admissions; six (6) Interrogatories, and four (4) Requests for Production of Documents. Plaintiff "takes issue" with the objections made by DTS to Interrogatory No. 25 and Request for Production of Documents No. 40. For the following reasons, the Motion to Compel is DENIED.
1. Fact discovery in this matter closed on December 24, 2008. On January 2, 2009, DTS served on Plaintiffs its Objections and Answers to Plaintiff's Third Set of Discovery Requests. On January 8, 2009, at a post discovery status conference conducted by the Court, counsel for Plaintiff indicated that he was considering filing a motion to compel; however, the motion was not filed until March 3, 2009, nearly two months after the conference and less than two (2) weeks prior to the date that motions for summary judgment are to be filed. Therefore, the Court finds that the instant motion is untimely.
2. Upon a review of Interrogatory No. 25 and Request for Production of Documents No. 40, the Court finds that both are overbroad and unduly burdensome. Additionally, DTS represents that the information requested in Interrogatory No. 25 is not accessible to it and that responding to Request for Production of Documents No. 40 "would require a substantial undertaking," which would be quite disruptive as the "computers are being used by DTS' employees in the performance of their work at customer's locations every day."
So ORDERED this 18th day of March, 2009.
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