Baldwin v. Geico General Insurance Company et al

Filing 38

ORDER denying 37 Motion to Compel. Signed by Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe on 10/2/2017. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - JM)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ROGER DORN BALDWIN, ) ) Plaintiff(s), ) ) v. ) ) GEICO GENERAL INSURANCE ) COMPANY, et al., ) ) Defendant(s). ) __________________________________________) Case No. 2:17-cv-00807-RFB-NJK ORDER (Docket No. 37) 16 Pending before the Court is Plaintiff’s motion to compel. Docket No. 37. The “argument” 17 presented consists primarily of a block quotation of Rule 26, brief discussion of an insurer’s duty of 18 good faith, and copying-and-pasting the discovery and objections thereto. Docket No. 37 at 6-14. 19 Discovery disputes are not immune from the basic requirement that parties meaningfully develop their 20 arguments. See, e.g., Kor Media Group, LLC v. Green, 294 F.R.D. 579, 582 n.3 (D. Nev. 2013). 21 Identifying discovery objections and asserting without elaboration that they “are frivolous and without 22 merit,” see Docket No. 37 at 12, is woefully insufficient to permit judicial review. Accordingly, the 23 motion to compel is DENIED without prejudice. Any renewed motion must present specific, developed 24 argument separately for each disputed discovery request addressing each objection. 25 IT IS SO ORDERED. 26 DATED: October 2, 2017 27 28 ______________________________________ NANCY J. KOPPE United States Magistrate Judge

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