And build on the previous answer, you need to go read CR26. After you serve formal discovery, you have to allow the 30 days to pass. If you don't get the responses, you have to write and set up a CR26(I) conference with the other attorney. That has to be a "contemporaneous communication" - typically a phone call, sometimes a face-to-face meeting. The other attorney should give you a firm date by which you will get what you requested. You need to have a written record of your request for the CR26(I) conference, and ideally a written record (a letter) confirming your expectations at the end of the conference. Keep those letters. If you do not receive the answers as promised in your CR26(I) conference, THEN you can move the Court for an Order Compelling Answers and for sanctions. If you get ahead of yourself, the Court cannot help you and you are back to square one. Also, this is not an ex parte problem under any circumstances.
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In order to comply with the discovery rules, you first must serve a request for production. They then have 30 days to respond.
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