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NORTH AVENUE AUTO, INC. v. AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.

United States District Court, N.D. Illinois, Eastern Division


November 10, 2004.

NORTH AVENUE AUTO, INC. d/b/a GRAND HONDA, Plaintiff,
v.
AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. a California corporation, Defendant.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: JAMES MORAN, Senior District Judge

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER

Both plaintiff and defendant seek substantial additional information that the party possessing the information refuses to provide. Since the various discovery motions have been filed some of the requested information has been provided, but not to the satisfaction of either party. For example, if plaintiff does not have, and never has had, any documentation or films of visits to other dealers other than the materials it has already produced, it should say so under oath. If it had some additional materials of that nature but cannot now locate them, it should say so under oath.

In other instances the parties seek to impress upon this lawsuit their respective notions of what the issues should be. But that is premature. To the extent that information is readily available, such as far more financial information about plaintiff's finances and what lawsuits there might be in which a dealer has charged defendant with failure to allocate vehicles fairly, it should be produced. But the details of all that are many and, given the resistance of both parties to further disclosure, we think it best for Magistrate Judge Levin to sort out not only the motions but also future discovery as well. We refer the discovery in this case to Judge Levin.

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