(Bloomberg) -- Pimco co-founder Bill Gross won access to some of the firm's internal records he says will show he was forced to resign two years ago so his former colleagues could divvy up his $200 million bonus among themselves.

A state court judge in Santa Ana, California, handed a partial victory Monday to Gross in his document quest, while also placing limits on the information that Pimco must turn over. The judge also cautioned both sides against "gamesmanship" in pretrial information sharing, known as discovery.

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