Litigation ENewsletter August 19 2010

Interrogatories and Other Written Discovery
In our legal system, we have determined that it works to everyone's advantage if there are as few surprises as possible in the course of a lawsuit. Since the late 1940s, the federal court system has required disclosure of all relevant facts and documents to the other side prior to trial, and virtually every state has followed its lead. That disclosure is accomplished by discovery. Discovery is generally accomplished either in writing interrogatories, requests for admissions and requests for production of documents or through deposition testimony.