PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Defendants in the 38 Studios lawsuit say Gov. Lincoln Chafee's office has delayed the production of documents and want a judge to order them turned over.

Lawyers for the defendants call the documents critical and say they're needed to go forward with depositions. They want Judge Michael Silverstein to order them produced by May 23.

Chafee's office hasn't yet filed a response.

The governor's office was subpoenaed for records in October and has produced thousands of pages so far. The parties have gone back and forth for months over producing documents from the administration of former Republican Gov. Donald Carcieri (kuh-CHEHR'-ee), including his emails. The records have been archived; some apparently were sealed.

38 Studios, founded by ex-Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, went bankrupt after getting a $75 million state-backed loan.