Los Angeles, CA asked in Civil Litigation for California

Q: How many days after service of discovery responses can one file a motion to compel further responses?

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Timothy James Walton
Timothy James Walton
  • Aptos, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: A litigant has to meet and confer about deficient discovery responses before moving to compel, and has only 45 days after service of responses in which to move to compel.

In the best case scenario, a litigant will send a meet and confer letter about discovery responses the day after receiving them, and will set a date for supplemental or amended responses, and then move to compel if supplemental/amended responses are not received by theat date.

So it cannot happen immediately, but neither does one have forever...

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