Can a Plaintiff refuse to answer Defendants Discovery questions in a Defamation case been going on for 2 years in Florida?
Both sides filed motions and took legal actions now I filed a Discovery questions and the Plaintiff requested 20 extra days over the 30 days period allowed to respond!!
Now it's been 65 days and he didn't answer!!
Can he do that? What is the legal step that I should do if he doesn't answer, should I ask for waiver or should I ask the judge to review how this plaintiff is dragging this case ?
3 attorney answers
The next step is to file a motion to compel answers to interrogatories and have the judge rule.
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Wait. You are playing lawyer in court, don't know what you are doing and ALSO complaining the system is taking too long and the other guy is exploiting it? Imagine that! Seriously, this is what happens when you don't have a lawyer any more than deciding to build a 3 story house from scratch when you haven't ever held a hammer. Years later its not finished and it dangerous to live there. You will either need to resign yourself to the fact that you are going stumble through this to some end OR that you will need to retain a lawyer to actual handle this properly, and that's the price paid for whatever the e-mail at issue entailed.
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