Equal Pay Act, Title VII of Civil Rights Act, I have represented myself against a huge corporation and their team of attorneys. The Federal Judge awarded Summary Judgement in my favor and their attorneys are stating I cannot issue subpoenas for documents and electronic data for trial since discovery is over. Is this true? I believed that as long as there was a 30 day notification prior to trial for those requests of documentation I was still within the legal timeframe. The Documents were all listed in the Complaint and the Initial Disclosure Statement. I just never subpoenaed them yet, as I did not need them until trial. Summary Judgement was awarded in my favor; I can only imagine how the jury will also find merit and factual validity to my claims once they see the documentation.
This is a confusing question, as you would not have trial if you obtained full summary judgment. In general, written discovery requests must be served 60 days prior to trial to allow for production prior to discovery closure.
I too am confused by your post.
Did you win at summary judgment? Or, did you defeat their motion for summary judgment. Two very different things.
If the discovery period is over, you will have to file a motion to enlarge it.
Congrats on doing so well so far. Frankly, I have practiced law for over 25 years and I would not represent myself in a federal lawsuit. I suggest you get a lawyer.
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Were the documents you want identified in the initial disclosures made by the defendant? If yes, those documents should have been delivered to you and if not delivered you should be able to move compel delivery of the documents. As for requests for production, that time has passed and you must get permission from the court to seek new documents.
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