Martinez v. Tri-State Enterprises LLC et al
ORDER granting 43 Motion for Contempt; granting 47 Motion to Compel. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jane M. Virden on 3/13/17. (ncb)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
On his own behalf and on behalf of all others
TRI-STATE ENTERPRISES, LLC, ET AL.
ORDER ON MOTIONS
Before the Court are Plaintiff’s Second Motion for Contempt  and Plaintiff’s Motion to
Compel . The Court conducted a hearing on the motions today; and, consistent with the Court’s
announcement from the bench, the Court rules as follows:
Motion for Contempt
The Court finds: 1) sanctions against the defendants, jointly and severally, in the form of
reasonable attorneys fees and expenses incurred in drafting and presenting both the original motion
for contempt  and the instant motion for contempt  are appropriate for the reasons
articulated on the record, including defendants' concession to the motion; 2) the executed IRS form
4506 will be produced to Plaintiff's counsel no later than 5pm on 3/14/17; and 3) a corrected list of
employees for the relevant period will be provided to Plaintiff's counsel no later than 5 p.m.
tomorrow. Plaintiff's counsel shall file an itemization of expenses and fees and a supporting
affidavit no later than 7 days from today's date. Defense counsel shall have 7 days thereafter to file
any objections to the reasonableness of the fees and expenses, and Plaintiff's counsel shall have 3
days to reply. The defendants have been sternly admonished that continued refusal to obey the
Court's orders will result, where appropriate, in greater sanctions.
Motion to Compel
The Court orders that the defendants will have 10 days from today's date to amend their
answer to Interrogatory No. 10 (such amendment to be sworn to as is required under the Federal
Rules of Civil Procedure) and to amend their responses to Requests for Production 1, 14, 22 and
23–so as to formally and accurately answer the same. Sanctions in the form of reasonable attorneys
fees and expenses incurred in preparing the motion to compel are awarded against the defendants
jointly and severally. Plaintiff's counsel shall file an itemized statement of expenses and fees and
supporting affidavit no later than 7 days from today's date; defense counsel shall have 7 days to file
any objections to the reasonableness thereof; and Plaintiff's counsel will have 3 days to reply.
Counsel for defendants is directed to promptly provide each defendant with a copy of this
order and file a certificate of service of the same within 7 days of this date.
SO ORDERED this 13th day of March, 2017.
/s/ Jane M. Virden
U. S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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