New Line Stone Co., Inc. v BCRE Servs. LLC, 2011 NY Slip Op 08308 (1st Dept., 2011)

The motion court providently exercised its discretion in requiring defendants to provide more detailed responses to plaintiff's interrogatories 4 through 12, which sought the facts underlying defendants' seven affirmative defenses and three counterclaims. Most of defendants' responses provided general statement of facts, and some responses provided no facts at all. Moreover, defendants failed to meet their burden to establish that the information sought was privileged (see JP Foodservice Distribs. v Sorrento, Inc., 305 AD2d 266 [2003]). However, defendants are not required to respond to interrogatory number 13, since it is repetitive.

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