Responding to Discovery Requests

Asked over 2 years ago - Los Angeles, CA

When responding to discovery requests are you required to type out the question. In other words must the question precede the answer when responding to discovery. If yes or no, please provide any appropriate law supporting your answer, if readily available to you. Thanks.

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  1. Catherine Elizabeth Bennett

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    Answered . No. The discovery act expressly states that you need not repeat the questions. See for example, Code of Civil Procedure section 2030.210(c), pertaining to interrogatories. The rule is set out at a different place in the code for each type of written discovery.

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  2. Catherine Elizabeth Bennett

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    Answered . No. The discovery act expressly states that you need not repeat the questions. See for example, Code of Civil Procedure section 2030.210(c), pertaining to interrogatories. The rule is set out at a different place in the code for each type of written discovery.

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  3. Sergei Tokmakov

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    Answered . No, you don't need to retype the question

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  4. Jacob Adam Regar

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    Answered . As the other attorneys have answerd, no, you do not need to type out the questions before you answer them. Having said that, it's always a good idea to answer the questions clearly while ensuring that you are being as responsive as possible to the question.

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  5. Jennifer Melissa Mendelsohn

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    Answered . You do not need to retype the questions but it makes it easier for the other attorney to follow along with the answers if he/she has the questions there in front of him/her at same time.

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