About the Discovery Stage
Often the longest part of litigation, the discovery stage is designed to get evidence into the record of the case. It’s where each side gets to see the other side’s evidence. It’s the nitty gritty part of litigation. Though long, the discovery process actually shortens the remainder of the case by defining the evidence that is both relevant to the case and able to be discovered.
Methods of discovery
Discovery is conducted in writing through interrogatories, requests for admissions, and requests for production. Oral depositions, where witnesses testify under oath, are also useful ways to collect evidence. Both plaintiffs and defendants can take discovery, and either party can start it.
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