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Cable & Computer Technology, Inc. v. Lockheed Saunders, Inc.

United States District Court for the Central District of California
175 F.R.D. 646 (1997)


Facts

Cable & Computer Technology, Inc. (Cable & Computer) (plaintiff) brought this suit against several defendants, including Lockheed Saunders, Inc. (Lockheed) (defendant), alleging breach of contract, among other causes of action. Lockheed propounded a demand for interrogatories to Cable & Computer. Cable & Computer objected to several interrogatories on grounds that they were improper “contention interrogatories.” The interrogatories in question asked Cable & Computer to calculate its damages and to state the facts upon which Cable & Computer based its allegations. Lockheed seeks to compel Cable & Computer’s responses to these interrogatories.

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