Evidence is the “stuff” that wins cases.
Do you know how to find it?
One way is with interrogatories.
Interrogatories are written questions others must answer under oath … or go to jail!
Learn from Jurisdictionary step-by-step
For example, one interrogatory I serve on opponents reads, “Identify all persons having first-hand knowledge of any material fact alleged in the pleadings of this case and, with regard to each such person, state what they know about each such fact and how they came to know it.”
The other side will have a fit!
You are entitled to find the evidence you need … no matter who has it.
No matter who tries to hide it!
Rule 26(b) Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provides, “Parties may obtain discovery regarding any non privileged matter that is relevant to any party’s claim or defense” including the existence, description, nature, custody, condition, and location of any documents or other tangible things and the identity and location of persons who know of any discoverable matter. For good cause, the court may order discovery of any matter relevant to the subject matter involved in the action.”
Don’t be left holding an empty evidence bag!
“How to Win in Court” course shows how.
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The Ten Commandments display was recently removed from the Alabama Supreme Court building. There was a good reason for the move.
You can’t post
Thou Shalt Not Steal,
Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery, and
Thou Shall Not Lie in a building full of lawyers and politicians without creating a hostile work environment.
A lawyer opened the door of his BMW, when suddenly a car came along and hit the door, ripping it off completely.
When the police arrived at the scene, the lawyer was complaining bitterly about the damage to his precious BMW. “Officer, look what they’ve done to my Beeeeemer!!!”, he whined.
“You lawyers are so materialistic, you make me sick!!!”, retorted the officer. “You’re so worried about your stupid BMW, that you didn’t even notice that your left arm was ripped off!”
“Oh no!”, replied the lawyer, finally noticing the bloody left shoulder where his arm once was. “Where’s my Rolex???!!!”
Why are lawyers buried 12 feet deep instead of just six? Because deep down they really are good people.