Austin Civil Litigation Lawyer
Along with interrogatories and requests for production, one of the most important written discovery tools are requests for admissions. Requests for admission are written requests from one party to its opponent in litigation, requiring the party answering the requests to admit or deny certain facts in a case. Requests for admission can be helpful in determining the undisputed facts of a matter. Improperly answering requests for admission or failing to answer them can create major problems in a case. Your business attorney must be able to effectively conduct pretrial discovery.
I am Austin business lawyer John McDuff. I represent businesses and individuals across Central Texas in complex litigation. I have more than 30 years of legal experience conducting pretrial discovery in civil litigation. I have an AV* rating under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review system. From the earliest stages of a case, I will be prepared to draft incisive requests for admission, while making skilled responses to any requests for admission you receive.
The failure to respond to requests for admissions in a timely fashion can be incredibly damaging to a party’s position. If a party does not respond within the appropriate timeframe, the requests for admission can be deemed to be admitted. For instance, a plaintiff’s request for admission may ask the defendant to admit liability. If this request for admission goes unanswered, the defendant may be on record as admitting liability, regardless of the actual facts of the case. While this is an extreme example, it remains absolutely vital that your business attorney answers any requests for admission.
When you work with my law firm, I will strongly advocate your position from the initial stages of the case. I conduct all pretrial discovery matters myself. In this way, I have a comprehensive understanding of the matter in question, and will not miss any important facts.
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