What is an Opposition To A Motion For Discovery Sanctions?
An opposition to a motion for discovery sanctions requests that the court refuse to impose sanctions on the opposing party. The opposition must show that there was a valid reason for refusing to comply with the requested discovery. Common arguments include that the request was overbroad, unduly burdensome, and not likely to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence. If the motion to compel is granted, the party must show that the refusal to comply was in good faith. Opposition papers are usually supported by a statement of facts, a legal brief or memorandum with citations to legal authority, and if necessary, exhibits, declarations, and affidavits.