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A lawsuit can be filed in state or federal court depending on the legal issues of your case. For a lawsuit to be filed in federal court, there are two ways a court can have jurisdiction over a case: (1) The lawsuit can involve a federal law, regulation, act, or the United States Constitution; or (2) The plaintiff and defendant are from different states and the amount in controversy of the lawsuit is more than $75,000.00. There are strategic advantages and disadvantages of filing in state court instead of federal court and vice versa.
Turner | Modarelli has handled cases in both state and federal courts, so let our attorneys review your case and determine which court, state or federal, is best suited for your goals and the legal issues of your case.
Interrogatories are a list of questions written by one party for the other party to answer. The responding party can provide answers to the questions or objections to the information sought by the question. There are different limits to the numbers of interrogatories sent to the opposing party depending on which court the lawsuit is filed.Request for Production of Documents
A request for production of documents is written questions from one party to another seeking certain documents, such as emails, letters, or contracts, which are relevant to the lawsuit. Certain documents are privileged from production, meaning there is a law that prevents the disclosure of the document to the opposing party.
Request for Admission
A request for admission is a written statement proposed to the opposing party asking the answering party to admit the truth of the proposed statement. There are consequences of admitting a request for admission, such as using an admitted request for admission as an established truth in the case. Understanding how to respond to a request for admission is imperative to ensuring that a client does not admit a statement that is not entirely true. Attorneys craft request for admissions in ways that can be ambiguous, so instead of risking of admitting something that is not true, contact Turner | Modarelli to assist in helping you respond to your discovery requests and represent your interests.
A deposition takes place out of court where a person, the witness or party, is asked questions about a legal matter by an attorney, and the answers are recorded by a court reporter. The deposition answers by the witness or party are taken under oath and are admissible in court proceedings.