Request was made for a seven day extension at the 11th hour without any reason asked for justification. The extension was granted, however, it’s highly probable this interrogatory was never even started within those 30 days, with no extenuating circumstances contributing to the delay.
What are the consequences for not filing a document for even attempting to fill it out in the allotted 30 day period?
I'm not in your state.
The court normally expects the parties to work with each other to get discovery done. In many states the relevant rules require a party to communicate with the other party prior to filing any motion for enforcement of discovery rules.
Sanctions for discovery violations can usually be all over the board. Monetary penalties might be possible. If the disco was a request for admissions, the court could order the items deemed admitted.
There is probably no sanction for not starting the item if you have agreed to an extension. And you possibly risk the wrath of your judge if you stand on the times in the rules, because civil actions are usually not rigid like that.
Consult the relevant rules. Consult with local counsel.
This is intended for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon. Legal problems are very fact-specific and anyone with a legal problem should consult with an attorney.
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