My niece is suing an auto company for reposing her car. She had only had it a short amount of time and had not missed payment. While shopping at Target, security cameras showed they unlocked her car and drove it away. When she contacted them they told her there had been a problem getting her loan financed, because they had filed the paperwork wrong. Since they wouldn't give her the car back, she asked for the money she had paid. They said no. They offered her a settlement of $5000. That will barely pay her lawyer, let alone the money she had paid on the car. She soon has a deposition to go to and the defendants lawyer has asked her to supply all employment and medical records and previous address for the last 10 years. Does she have to supply them? This seems like an invasion of her privacy. This whole fiasco is literally making my niece ill. It has broken her spirit. She has been dealing with this for over a year.
This is typical in litigation. The attorney may be able to limit the production but not stop it.
The requested discovery does not appear to be relevant in a standard collections lawsuit and your daughter's lawyer should have no problem getting a protective order or having the discovery quashed.
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