People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc. v. Dade City's Wild Things, Inc. et al

Filing 161

ORDER granting 119 Motion to Compel Defendants to Respond to Requests for Production. See order for details. Signed by Magistrate Judge Amanda Arnold Sansone on 11/16/2017. (BEE)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS, INC., Plaintiff, v. Case No.: 8:16-cv-2899-T-36AAS DADE CITY’S WILD THINGS, INC., STEARNS ZOOLOGICAL RESCUE & REHAB CENTER, INC. D/B/A DADE CITY’S WILD THINGS, KATHRYN P. STEARNS, AND RANDALL E. STEARNS, Defendants. ______________________________________/ ORDER This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel (Doc. 119), and Defendants’ response thereto (Doc. 146). On October 11, 2017, Plaintiff filed the instant Motion to Compel, asserting that Defendants had not responded to its First or Second Set of Requests for Production. (Doc. 119). On November 3, 2017, Defendants filed a Response to Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel, seeking an additional seven days to provide the outstanding discovery responses. (Doc. 146). No objections to the discovery requests were raised. (Id.). On November 15, 2017, the Court entered an Order directing Plaintiff to file a notice as to the status of the motion to compel and what, if any, issues raised in the motion remaining pending. (Doc. 155). Later that same day, Plaintiff filed a notice advising the Court that Defendants’ discovery responses have not been provided. (Doc. 158). Accordingly, after due consideration, it is ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel (Doc. 138) is GRANTED. Defendants shall provide Plaintiff with proper responses to Plaintiff’s 1 First and Second Set of Requests for Production, no later than December 8, 2017. However, the Court concludes that an award of attorneys’ fees and costs is not appropriate at this time. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 37(a)(5)(A)(iii). DONE AND ORDERED in Tampa, Florida on this 16th day of November, 2017. 2

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