Hoff v. Medicredit, Inc.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER - IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff's motion to compel discovery responses [#13] is DENIED. Signed by District Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 1/31/13. (LAH)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
Case No. 4:12 CV 1664 RWS
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Plaintiff Jamie Hoff’s complaint asserts claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices
Act (FDCPA) 15 U.S.C. § 1692 et seq. and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47
U.S.C. § 227 against Defendant Medicredit, Inc. The claims arise from Medicredit’s collection
activities regarding a debt in the amount of $145.97 Hoff allegedly owes to a utility service.
On January 9, 2013, Hoff filed a motion to compel discovery in this matter. The motion
sought an order compelling Medicredit to provide responses or to produce documents in response
to several of Hoff’s discovery requests. The parties report that the only discovery request
remaining at issue is Hoff’s Interrogatory No. 8.
Interrogatory No. 8 asks Medicredit to:
“Identify all present and past contracts or agreements between Defendant and any of
Plaintiff’s creditors and give the date of the initial contract or agreement with the creditor.”
Medicredit objects to the interrogatory as overly broad and irrelevant to the issues in this
litigation. This objection is well taken. The subject matter of this matter is the debt Hoff
allegedly owes to a utility service. Hoff’s request for Medicredit’s present and past agreements
with any of Plaintiff’s creditors is not related to the debt at issue and not reasonably calculated to
lead to the discovery of admissible relevant evidence.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff’s motion to compel discovery responses
[#13] is DENIED.
RODNEY W. SIPPEL
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated this 31st day of January, 2013.
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