What are interrogatories and how can they be used against me? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp



Interrogatories are questions, plain and simple. Why do attorneys call these questions interrogatories anyway? Leave it to lawyers to have a six syllable word titled “interrogatories” instead of just calling them “questions.”

In any case, a set of interrogatories includes a series of questions where one party in a civil lawsuit can require that another party answer the questions under oath. This means you need to answer honestly and fully. If you withold information in a set of interrogatories, the opposing attorneys will use it at trial to try and discredit your claim.



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