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 Interrogatories

 

 Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas
 Philadelphia County

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 Timing

Time for Serving Interrogatories

Interrogatories may be served on any party at the time of service of the original process or any more...    Interrogatories may be served before the original complaint is served; however, they must be limited to the purpose more...   

Time for Responding to Interrogatories

Generally, a party must serve answers and any objections to interrogatories within thirty (30) days of being served more...

Pre-Complaint Discovery

A plaintiff may obtain pre-complaint discovery where the information sought is material and necessary to the filing of more...

Time for Completing Discovery

In any action where a party has demanded a jury trial and the damages sought exceed the limit more...

 Discovery Rules & Requirements

Scope of Interrogatories

Because Pennsylvania is a fact-pleading state, interrogatories can serve different purposes.While interrogatories are often used as a means of discovering new facts, they may also be used for more...

Persons on Whom Interrogatories May Be Served

Any party may serve on any other party written interrogatories to be answered by the party served or, more...

Number of Interrogatories Permitted

The court may limit the number of interrogatories as necessary to protect parties from unreasonable annoyance, embarrassment, oppression, burden, more...

Use at Trial

The answers to interrogatories generally may be used at trial. . more...

Sequence and Timing of Discovery

There is no particular priority in discovery and parties may undertake discovery simultaneously. Similarly, there is no particular sequence in which the various methods of discovery must be used. more...

Pre-Complaint Discovery

Material and Necessary to Complaint

A plaintiff may obtain pre-complaint discovery where the information sought is material and necessary to the filing of more...

Motion for Protective Order

Upon a motion for protective order or other objection to a plaintiff s precomplaint discovery, the court may require the more...

Agreements Regarding Discovery or Deposition Procedure

The parties may agree to provide that depositions may be taken before any person, at any time or more...

Scope of Discovery

Generally

A party may obtain discovery relating to any unprivileged matter relevant to the subject matter of the pending more...

Limitations on Scope of Discovery

A court may limit discovery to the extent that: more...

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Inadmissibility at Trial No Bar to Discovery Request

An discovery request is permissible even though the information sought would be inadmissible at trial, as long as more...

Insurance Agreements

A party may discover the existence and terms of any insurance agreement under which any person providing insurance more...

Trial Preparation Material

A party may obtain discovery of any matter prepared in anticipation of litigation or trial by or for more...

Prior Statements of a Witness or Party

On written request, a party is entitled to an immediate photostatic copy or like reproduction of any prior more...

If the statement is not provided after a proper request, the party or person may move for a more...

Expert Testimony

A party may through interrogatories require another party to: more...

The party responding to such interrogatories may file his response through a report by the expert or may more...

Treating Physicians

A person, party, or entity may obtain information from a party's treating physician only with that party's written more...

Financial Circumstances of Defendant

A party may discover the financial circumstances of a defendant in a case involving a claim for punitive more...

Duty to Supplement

A party who has responded to a discovery request with a response that was complete when made has more...

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An expert witness is under the same duty to supplement a prior response if he later obtains information more...

In addition, a party may have a duty to supplement responses arising from: more...

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Motion to Compel and/or for Sanctions

If another party, person, or entity has failed to comply with a properly-served discovery request, a party may more...

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas SmartRules procedural guide: MOTION TO COMPEL. more...

Motion for Protective Order

On proper motion and a showing of good cause, the court may enter any order that justice requires more...

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Filing a motion for protective order will not automatically stay the discovery objected to in the motion, but more...

 Form & Format of Papers

Form of Interrogatories

The party drafting interrogatories should put sufficient space between them in which to put the answers. . more...

Additional Formatting Requirements

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas SmartRules procedural guide: GENERALLY APPLICABLE RULES AND FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS. more...

 Filing & Service

Discovery Material Generally Not Filed with Court

Discovery material should not be filed with the court unless it is: more...

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Service

A party serving interrogatories on any other party must serve a copy on every other party to the more...

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas SmartRules procedural guide: SERVICE OF PAPERS. more...

Number of Copies

A party serving interrogatories must serve the party to whom the interrogatories are directed with the original and more...

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