Acevedo v. Teupen North America, Inc.
ORDER The 31 Motion to Compel is GRANTED; and the 30 Motion to Compel is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART, as more fully set forth therein. Signed by Magistrate Judge David S. Cayer on 9/9/2021. (mek)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
CIVIL ACTION NO. 3:20-CV-00518-FDW-DSC
TEUPEN NORTH AMERICA INC.,
THIS MATTER is before the Court on the parties’ “[Cross-] Motion[s] to Compel …”
(documents ##30 and 31).
Each party seeks to compel the other to serve complete supplemental discovery responses
including a privilege log if the responding party is withholding any documents due to a claimed
privilege. Each party seeks to have the other pay the costs of these Motions.
The Court has carefully considered the record, authorities and the parties’ arguments. With
the exception of Plaintiff’s objection to producing her tax returns, the parties’ respective objections
to the discovery requests are OVERRULED. For the reasons stated in her response brief,
Plaintiff’s objection to producing her tax returns is SUSTAINED without prejudice. After
reviewing the discovery responses ORDERED below, Defendant may renew its Motion upon a
showing of its need for those documents.
NOW IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
Plaintiff’s “Motion to Compel …” (document #31) is GRANTED.
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2. Defendant’s “Motion to Compel …” (document #30) is GRANTED IN PART and
DENIED IN PART. Specifically, the Motion is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE
as to Plaintiff’s tax returns and otherwise GRANTED.
3. Within thirty days of this Order, each party shall serve complete supplemental
responses to the opposing party’s discovery requests. If either party contends it has
already fully responded to a specific request, its shall so state in a verified discovery
response. If either party withholds documents or other information on the grounds of
privilege, that party shall produce a privilege log.
4. The parties shall pay their own costs at this time.
5. The Clerk is directed to send copies of this Order to counsel for the parties and to the
Honorable Frank D. Whitney.
Signed: September 9, 2021
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