Is there a fee to file with the court a request for written documentation? (discovery request)

Asked about 2 years ago - Cerritos, CA

I've faxed a copy of my discovery request into the LA Norwalk court to file but have not seen it go through; was wondering if there were any fees associated with that besides the facsimile charge?

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  1. Michael Charles Doland

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    Answered . 1) Discovery request (or responses) are not filed with the court (2) therefore no fee.

    The above is general legal and business analysis. It is not "legal advise" but analysis, and different lawyers may... more
  2. Alison Swicker Gokal

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    Answered . It hasn't gone through because the court is not accepting it. Discovery requests are only served on the parties to the case (all of them irrespective of who is answering). They are not filed with the court.

    While I am an attorney, I am not your attorney. You should always speak with your own attorney to gain full and... more
  3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen

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    Answered . There isn't a filing fee because discovery requests and discovery responses are not filed with the court. The discovery documents are only served between the parties.

    Frank W. Chen has been licensed to practice law in California since 1988. The information presented here is... more
  4. Ann Penners Bergen

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    Answered . My colleagues are correct. The discovery has to be served on the other party in one of several methods: (a) by mail; (b) in person; (c) by fax if you have an agreement; (d) by overnight mail or (e) by email if you have an agreement. The obligation of the other party to respond to your discovery request will depend on how you serve it. You should get help on this from an experienced civil litigation attorney.

    I don't intend the foregoing to be legal advice but just a general answer to a question based on Avvo's rules.... more

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