LitSup_W4_DQ1&2

What is the purpose of an interrogatory? Why are parties allowed to file discovery requests for items that may not be used during a trial? Are there valid objections to discovery requests? When and how would those be determined? These are key areas for interrogatories.

Discuss the benefits of employing interrogatories as a discovery device, given the limitations set forth in FRCP Rule 33.

Justify your ideas and responses by using appropriate examples and references from Westlaw (including primary sources such as cases, statutes, rules, and regulations), government websites, and peer-reviewed legal periodicals (not lawyer blogs), which can be supplemented by law dictionaries or the textbook. This means you need to use more than just your text and legal dictionaries.

What is the purpose of an interrogatory? Why are parties allowed to file discovery requests for items that may not be used during a trial? Are there valid objections to discovery requests? When and how would those be determined? These are key areas for interrogatories.

What are the public policy reasons behind Rule 26(b) allowing the parties to obtain discovery regarding almost any matter that is relevant to the claim or defense even if that information would not be admissible at trial under the rules of evidence? What are the limitations on this rule and do you think they are valid?

FRCP and the local state rules differ dramatically on the discovery of attorney work product. Discuss the importance of the distinction in deciding where to bring a case that has diversity jurisdiction.

Justify your ideas and responses by using appropriate examples and references from Westlaw (including primary sources such as cases, statutes, rules, and regulations), government websites, and peer-reviewed legal periodicals (not lawyer blogs), which can be supplemented by law dictionaries or the textbook. This means you need to use more than just your textbook and legal dictionaries.

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