Topete, et al. v. Ramos Furniture

Filing 130

Order GRANTING Plaintiffs' 123 Motion to Compel Discovery, signed by Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean on 9/5/2017. (Rosales, O)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 10 MARISOL TOPETE and ROSALBA MALDONADO, 11 12 13 14 Case No.: 1:16-cv-00271-EPG Plaintiffs, ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO COMPEL DISCOVERY v. RAMOS FURNITURE; FURNITURE DEALS, INC.; DIMAS MANUEL, INC.; and DOES 1-100, inclusive, (ECF No. 123) 15 16 Defendants. 17 18 Plaintiffs Marisol Topete and Rosalba Maldonado commenced this action by the filing of a 19 Complaint on February 25, 2015. (ECF No. 1.) This action is currently proceeding on Plaintiffs’ First 20 Amended Complaint. Plaintiffs allege that Defendants Ramos Furniture, Furniture Deals, Inc., and 21 Dimas Manuel, Inc. violated Cal. Lab. Code §§ 201-03, 226.7, 510, and 512; California Industrial 22 23 24 Welfare Commission Work Order 3, 4, 11, and 12; Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200 et. seq.; 28 U.S.C. § 2201; and 29 U.S.C. § 201 et seq. Id. On July 24, 2017, Plaintiffs filed a Motion to Compel Discovery Responses and Declaration of Daniel M. Kopfman in Support of Plaintiffs’ Motion to Compel Discovery Responses, which are 25 now before the Court. (ECF No. 123.) Plaintiffs state that Defendants Ramos Furniture and Furniture 26 27 28 Deals, Inc. have failed to respond to Requests for Admission and Interrogatories under Fed. R. Civ. P. 33 and 36. Defendants Ramos Furniture and Furniture Deals, Inc. have not opposed this motion. The Court finds good cause to GRANT Plaintiffs’ request for an order compelling discovery 1 responses from Defendants. Furthermore, by failing to provide responses, Defendants have waived 2 all objections to such discovery, and all Requests for Admission are deemed admitted. See Fed. R. 3 Civ. P. 33(b)(4) and 36(a)(3). Plaintiffs’ motion being GRANTED, Defendants Ramos Furniture and 4 Furniture Deals, Inc. are ordered to serve written responses to Plaintiffs' Interrogatories within 10 5 days of service of this Order. 6 7 8 9 The Court notes that this motion comes after months of Defendants Ramos Furniture and Furniture Deals, Inc.’s failure to participate in discovery. Accordingly, if said Defendants fail to serve the responses as directed, Plaintiffs are granted leave to move for any and all sanctions, including a default judgment and attorney's fees, under Rule 37 or otherwise, without further order of this Court. 10 11 IT IS SO ORDERED. 12 13 Dated: September 5, 2017 /s/ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

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