Legal Question in Civil Litigation in California

meet and confer letter

If opposing counsel sends a meet & confer letter wanting (better)answers to req. for docs and form rogs, are the new docs considered supplements and are the previous answers required in response?

Asked on 6/22/09, 10:22 pm

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Michael Stone Law Offices of Michael B. Stone Toll Free 1-855-USE-MIKE
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Re: meet and confer letter

You could serve "amended" responses, but the lawyers you are up against won't like those either.

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Answered on 6/22/09, 10:23 pm
Adam Telanoff Telanoff & Telanoff
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Re: meet and confer letter

I start this response the same as I do for all other people asking for civil litigation advice: GET A LAWYER. You are in over your head. You may think a lawyer is too expensive, but probably not. If you have a claim worth prosecuting, or assets worth defending, you can find a way to pay for a lawyer. Do not think about it in terms of the cost now, think about it in terms of what it will cost you when you lose.

You can provide supplemental responses to ____ (discovery). The best way to do it is to set forth the original response to each interrogatory, and then to provide the supplemental response.

Second best is just to provide the supplemental responses.

As for documents, you do not need to reproduce documents that were already provided (probably, it depends on what was wrong the first time).

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Answered on 6/23/09, 3:19 pm

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