Unless the plaintiff is representing him/her/itself in pro per, you serve the discovery requests on the plaintiff's counsel of record.
You normally mail the discovery requests, but if you are the defendant, you cannot serve anything yourself. You must have a third party adult serve the documents and sign the proof of service.
Certified mail is not required. Use regular mail, or use overnight mail (such as Federal Express or USPS Overnight Mail).
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They are directed to the party, only, but are served on the party's attorney. Regular U.S. mail is OK but you cannot serve them yourself. Certified mail is not authorized.
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certainly agree with Frank Wei-Hong Chen’s response. It’s very accurate and to the point.
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