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Civil Litigation 101: Maryland Rule 2-433. Sanctions.

In my previous Civil Litigation 101 blog discussing Maryland Rule 2-432 – Motions Upon Failure to Provide Discovery, I noted that Maryland courts do NOT like when parties to a lawsuit fail to play by the rules. When a party fails: (1) to attend a deposition; (2) to provide Answers to Interrogatories and/or Responses to […]

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Civil Litigation 101: Maryland Rule 2-432. Motions upon failure to provide discovery.

Maryland Courts do not like it when parties to a lawsuit fail to cooperate in discovery. So, what happens when you (or your attorney) have issued Interrogatories and a Request for Production of Documents to your party opponent, and your party opponent has failed to provide you with responses as required by the Maryland Rules? […]

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Civil Litigation 101: What are Depositions?

Another important tool used in discovery (and sometimes for the trial of a matter as well) is the deposition. A deposition is the taking of out-of-court oral testimony of a witness or party. The witness or party giving the deposition is placed under oath by a court reporter — who is also a notary public […]

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Civil Litigation 101: What are Requests for Admissions?

In this Civil Litigation 101 blog series, I’ve discussed two important discovery tools: Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents. Another — often underutilized — tool undertaken in the discovery phase of a lawsuit are Requests for Admissions. However, unlike Interrogatories and Requests for Production of Documents, Requests for Admissions are not designed to seek […]

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Civil Litigation 101: Requests for Production of Documents

Like interrogatories (which were discussed in the previous blog: Civil Litigation 101: What are Interrogatories?) a Request for Production of Documents is a useful tool for lawyers to gather information during the discovery phase of litigation. A Request for Production of Documents, simply, is a formal written request directed to an opposing party to provide […]

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Civil Litigation 101: Maryland Sample Medical Malpractice Interrogatories

The Maryland Form Interrogatories found in the Forms Appendix to the Maryland Rules are a good place to begin in crafting and tailoring interrogatories specific to a litigant’s case. In this “Civil Litigation 101″ blog series, I’ve provided the reader with the following Maryland Form Interrogatories: Maryland Form Domestic Relations Interrogatories Maryland Form Motor Tort […]

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Civil Litigation 101: Maryland Sample Products Liability Interrogatories

In this “Civil Litigation 101″ blog series, I’ve provided the reader with Maryland Form domestic relations interrogatories, Maryland Form motor tort interrogatories, and Maryland Form personal injury interrogatories. In continuing with this series, the following Maryland Form interrogatories can be useful in products liability cases. As always, the rules governing interrogatories differ depending on where […]

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Civil Litigation 101: Maryland Sample Personal Injury Interrogatories

In this “Civil Litigation 101″ blog series, I’ve provided the reader with Maryland Form domestic relations interrogatories and Maryland Form motor tort interrogatories. In continuing with this series, the following Maryland Form interrogatories can be useful in personal injury cases. As always, the rules governing interrogatories differ depending on where (which court? District or Circuit?) […]

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Civil Litigation 101: Maryland Sample Domestic Relations Interrogatories

In my previous blog entitled What are Interrogatories?, I discussed why interrogatories are an integral part of the discovery phase of civil litigation. Whether your case is in the District Court (limited to 15 interrogatories by Maryland Rule 3-421) or whether your case is in the Circuit Court (limited to 30 interrogatories by Maryland Rule […]

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Civil Litigation 101: Maryland Sample Motor Tort Interrogatories

In my previous blog entitled What are Interrogatories?, I discussed why interrogatories are an integral part of the discovery phase of civil litigation. Whether your case is in the District Court (limited to 15 interrogatories by Maryland Rule 3-421) or whether your case is in the Circuit Court (limited to 30 interrogatories by Maryland Rule […]

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