Judge: Daniel M. Crowley, Case: 22STCV09097, Date: 2023-03-09 Tentative Ruling

Case Number: 22STCV09097    Hearing Date: March 9, 2023    Dept: 28

Ruling on Defendants Mohammed Bodrul Alam and Jubeda Sultana’s Unopposed Motions to Compel Responses to Form Interrogatories, Special Interrogatories and Request for Production

            Having reviewed Defendants Mohammed Bodrul Alam and Jubeda Sultana’s unopposed Motions to Compel Responses to Form Interrogatories, Special Interrogatories, and Request for Production of Documents, the Court rules as follows.

            On May 25, 2022, Defendants Mohammed Bodrul Alam and Jubeda Sultana served Form Interrogatories, Set No. One, Special Interrogatories, Set No. One, and Request for Production of Documents, Set No. One, on Plaintiff Amran Noorzay.

            Responses were due on July 6, 2022. Plaintiff Amran Noorzay has failed to provide timely responses. Defendants Mohammed Bodrul Alam and Jubeda Sultana now move to compel code-compliant responses.

            The Court grants the motions to compel responses to the form and special interrogatories pursuant to Code of Civ. Proc. § 2030.290(b) and orders Plaintiff Amran Noorzay to provide verified responses to the interrogatories compliant with Code of Civ. Proc. §§ 2030.210 (a) and 2030.220 without objections by April 8, 2023. The Court grants the motion to compel responses to the request for production and production of items pursuant to Code of Civ. Proc. § 2031.300 and orders Plaintiff Amran Noorzay to provide verified responses pursuant to Code of Civ. Proc. § 2031.210 and to produce the documents, electronically stored information, and/or other things requested without objections by April 8, 2023.

 

Defendants Mohammed Bodrul Alam and Jubeda Sultana requests monetary sanctions totaling $1,384.95

The Court awards sanctions pursuant to Code of Civ. Proc. § 2023.030 (a), Code of Civ. Proc. § 2030.290 (c) and Code of Civ. Proc. § 2031.300 (c) in the amount of $984.95, calculated as follows:

Defendants request $461.65 in sanctions for each motion; this is based on a collective six hours of attorney’s work at a rate of $200.00 per hour, divided evenly between the three motions. 1.5 hours were spent meeting and conferring and 3.5 hours drafting the motions. The Court notes all motions are substantially similar, all unopposed and all will be heard concurrently. The Court grants sanctions totaling $984.95 across all motions, based on 4 hours of attorney’s work and 3 $61.65 filling fees.

The sanctions total $984.95 and are payable by Plaintiff Amran Noorzay and his counsel by April 8, 2023.

Moving Party is to give notice of this ruling.