BALA CITY LINE, LLC v. OHIO SECURITY INSURANCE COMPANY
ORDER THAT PLAINTIFF'S REQUEST FOR FULL AND COMPLETE ANSWER TO ALL DOCUMENT REQUESTS IS DENIED. PLAINTIFF'S REQUEST TO COMPEL DISCOVERY OF RESERVE INFORMATION IS GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART. PLAINTIFF'S REQUEST TO COMPEL DISCOVE RY OF PORTIONS OF DEFENDANT'S CLAIM MANUAL IS GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED PART. PLAINTIFF'S REQUEST TO COMPEL FULL AND COMPLETE RESPONSES TO DOCUMENT REQUESTS IS DENIED. SIGNED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE LYNNE A. SITARSKI ON 8/9/2017. 8/10/2017 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(sg, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
BALA CITY LINE, LLC,
OHIO SECURITY INSURANCE
AND NOW, this
day of August, 2017, upon consideration of Plaintiff’s Motion to
Compel Full and Complete Discovery Responses (ECF No. 24) and the parties’ responses
thereto, (Def.’s Resp., ECF No. 27; Pl.’s Letter Reply, ECF No. 28), and for the reasons set forth
in the memorandum filed concurrently with this Order, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
Plaintiff’s request for “full and complete answers to all document requests by
noting what Bates stamped documents correspond to each document request” is
DENIED. (Order, ECF No. 24-1, Issue 1).
Plaintiff’s request to compel discovery of reserve information and settlement
authority information is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. (Order,
ECF No. 24-1, Issue 2). Defendant shall produce reserve and settlement authority
information for in camera inspection, to the extent that they contain information
other than specific amounts set for loss reserves. Defendants shall provide these
materials within ten days of the date of this Order.
Plaintiff’s request to compel discovery of portions of Defendant’s claims manual
is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. Defendant is required to
produce portions of the claims manual that discuss policies relating to valuation of
claims, and the timing of claims payments. Defendant is not required to produce
any other portions of its claims manual. (Order, ECF No. 24-1, Issue 3).
Plaintiff’s request to compel “full and complete responses to document requests 1,
2, 7-11, 14-21, 23-36, and 28-37” is DENIED. (Order, ECF No. 24-1, Issue 4).
BY THE COURT:
_/s/ Lynne A. Sitarski_____________________
LYNNE A. SITARSKI
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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