I sought discovery of documents and things but instead of defendants delivering them for inspection sent electronic copies. I want to see the originals at least of color photos and color documents. Must I do a motion to compel? or should I ask first? I did write to ask but was ignored.Plaintiff's not defendants
No, you cannot. You are not entitled to any original documents. Just ask for better copies.
Yes, you can. Copies are typically sent simply for convenience as most of the time its the content of the documents that are needed not the color. Of course, photographs would be the exception. In this instance if you asked after the production to view the originals, you may have to file a motion to compel. BE WARY as thought it seems clear you are capable of finding and reading various rules of procedure, based upon your question and responses, you likely do not have the skills set to be a trial lawyer and watching Judge Judy is not a primer for law school. Trial practice goes weeeeeellllllll beyond that. Venturing into motions to compel also means exposing yourself to sanction or attorney's fees awards so this is likely a sign that you need to retain a lawyer to handle whatever litigation you are involved in.
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You can confer with opposing counsel and go to their office to inspect the originals and make photocopies but the documents stay in their possession.
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