Rossoni vs. Mallorca Condominium Association, Inc.

Case No.: 30-2016-00865868-CU-CO-CJC    

TENTATIVE RULING:
Plaintiffs’ Motions to Compel Responses to Form Interrogatories, Special Interrogatories, and Requests for Production and Motion that Requests for Admission be Deemed Admitted will be granted unless defendant serves verifications prior to the hearing. If verifications are served prior to the hearing, the motions to compel will be deemed moot and the court will find that the responses to the request for admission are in substantial compliance with CCP 2033.220 such that the RFA’s will not be deemed admitted. To the extent any of the responses is deficient, the parties should meet and confer and plaintiffs may make motions to compel further responses if necessary. The court further awards sanctions against Haight Brown & Bonesteel (counsel of record for defendant) of $1200.
Given the circumstances, the court declines to award sanctions against the client (defendant). The sanctions are awarded regardless of whether the motions are mooted.
Plain........