Toll Brothers, Inc v. Lin et al

Filing 158

DISCOVERY ORDER re 94 Letter filed by Chang Su-o Lin. Signed by Judge Maria-Elena James on 3/3/2009. (mejlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/3/2009)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Dated: March 3, 2009 vs. TOLL BROTHERS, INC. Plaintiff, IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA No. C-08-0987 SC (MEJ) ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS' REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF PLAINTIFF'S FINANCIAL RECORDS CHANG SU-O LIN; HONG LIEN LIN; HONG YAO LIN, Defendants. AND RELATED CROSS-ACTION. / Before the Court is the parties' letter brief, filed January 29, 2009, relating to Defendants' request for discovery relief. (Dkt. #94.) Defendants seek an order compelling the production of Plaintiff's financial records concerning a purchase and sale agreement of real property. Defendants contend that Plaintiff's financial records are relevant to show motive. In response, Plaintiff contends its financial records are not relevant to its claims in this case. On February 20, 2009, the Honorable Samuel Conti held a pretrial conference and ruled on certain motions in limine. (Dkt. #141.) Specific to this discovery dispute, Judge Conti ruled that motive was relevant to Defendants' claim that Plaintiff breached the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. Accordingly, pursuant to Judge Conti's ruling at the pretrial conference, the Court hereby GRANTS Defendants' request for the production of Plaintiff's financial records. IT IS SO ORDERED. MARIA-ELENA JAMES United States Magistrate Judge

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