Discovery in civil cases includes interrogatories, requests for production of documents and sometimes requests for admission. Under the rules of civil procedure all parties to a civil suit have an obligation to provide discovery responses.
Each state has its own rules of procedure and in fact, often, each court will have its own rules. For example, in the two states in which I am licensed, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the Superior Courts and the District Courts, have their own separate rules. Litigation attorneys know these rules and usually have a rule book on their desk or computer.
So, the general answer to your question is 'yes'. I would caution that your obligations are specified in court rules, which spell out your duty of good faith. I know that this isn't the answer you are looking for. But, based on your posted concerns, you can not afford not to retain an attorney to represent you in this.
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