IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
October 15, 2010
DEAN SOLOMON, PLAINTIFF,
JAMES C. HOLSAPPLE, ERIC B. ANDERSON, AND DOES 1 - 50, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Proud, Magistrate Judge
Before the Court are plaintiff's Motion to Compel Discovery from Defendant Holsapple and Motion to Compel Discovery from Defendant Anderson.. (Docs. 48 & 49).
Defendants have not responded to the motions, and the time for doing so has now expired.*fn1 The Court deems the failure to respond to be an admission of the merits of the motions, pursuant to SDIL-LR 7.1.
Plaintiff's Motion to Compel (Docs. 48 & 49) are GRANTED in part and DENIED in part as follows:
1. Plaintiff's request that default be entered against defendants is denied.
2. The motions are granted in that defendants are ordered to fully and completely answer plaintiff's interrogatories and produce all records requested by plaintiff. Every discovery request must be responded to, without objection. In responding, a general reference to "business records" will not be deemed sufficient. Rather, the Court orders that defendants produce copies of all responsive records.
3. Defendants shall serve their answers to interrogatories and copies of all requested documents upon plaintiff no later than November 1, 2010.
4. The Court denies plaintiff's request that he be allowed unfettered access to defendants' website for the duration of this litigation. However, the Court will revisit this decision if defendants' discovery responses are incomplete.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
CLIFFORD J. PROUD U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE