Rolland v. Carnation Building Services, Inc, et al
ORDER granting 28 Defendant Carnation Building Services, Inc.'s Motion to Strike, by Magistrate Judge Nina Y. Wang on 03/11/16.(nmarb, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 16-cv-00057-CMA-NYW
RONNIE R. ROLLAND,
CARNATION BUILDING SERVICES, INC.,
Magistrate Judge Nina Y. Wang
This matter is before the court on Defendant Carnation Building Services, Inc.’s
(“Defendant”) Motion to Strike. [#28, filed Mar. 8, 2016]. The Motion to Strike was referred to
the undersigned Magistrate Judge pursuant to the Order of Reference dated February 16, 2016
[#12] and the Memorandum dated March 9, 2016 [#29].
Defendant requests that the court strike requests for production and requests for
admissions that it received from Mr. Rolland prior to service of the Complaint in this matter.
[#28 at 1]. Defendant asks the court to strike these documents because no discovery was
authorized at the time of service due to the facts that the Complaint had not yet been served and a
Scheduling Order had not yet been entered. [#28 at 1-2].
The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure do not provide for the service of discovery prior to
service of a complaint.
Indeed, even the newly amended Rule 26(d)(2) and Rule 34 that
contemplate early requests for production do not permit service of such discovery until after 21
days following the service of the summons and complaint.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that Defendant Carnation Building Services, Inc.’s
Motion to Strike [#28] is GRANTED. Nothing in this Order will be interpreted to prohibit
Plaintiff from re-serving the same discovery requests, so long as such service is consistent with
the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Furthermore, nothing in this Order will be interpreted as
striking any document other than the requests for production and requests for admission which
Defendant specifically named in its Motion.
DATED: March 11, 2016
BY THE COURT:
s/Nina Y. Wang__________
United States Magistrate Judge
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