Category: Civil Procedure

Discovery in a Civil Lawsuit

Forms of Discovery include, Interrogatories (questions), Requests for Production of Documents, Requests for Admissions (admit it is true), and Depositions Source: Pepper & Odom Law Firm Discovery in a Civil Lawsuit

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Tips for giving a deposition

You are about to give a deposition under oath. What should you consider? The Number 1 rule – tell the truth You should answer the question truthfully. Many people believe that they can conceal the truth and get away with it. A good lawyer will, however, figure out a way to learn the truth. Your [..]

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Tolling Agreements in Mississippi

Parties use a tolling agreement when a statute of limitation is about to expire. For example, assume two parties are negotiating a settlement over a car wreck. The negotiations are going well. The parties think that in another 10 days, they will probably reach agreement. But, the claimant must file suit in five days or be barred by [..]

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Objections to Written Discovery

Every lawyer who practices litigation knows the frustration of receiving general or “blanket” objections to written discovery. For example, “Defendant objects to each and every interrogatory on the grounds that it is made, unlimited in time, invasive of attorney work product, seeks privileged information, ambiguous, blah, blah, blah….” This practice is widespread. But, do the [..]

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