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interrogatories

[in′tərog′ətôr′ēz]
Etymology: L, inter + rogare, to ask
(in law) a series of written questions submitted to a witness or other person having information of interest to the court. The answers are transcribed and are sworn to under oath. Interrogatories are used during the pretrial period as a means of discovery. They differ from depositions in that there is no opportunity for cross-examination. Compare deposition,discovery.
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Rule 49(a) grants the trial court discretion to require the jury to return a special verdict, in which the jury answers only written interrogatories of fact but does not enter a general verdict declaring which party prevails.
33, which limits a party to twenty-five written interrogatories that include discrete subparts.
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It also explains his failure to answer the interrogatories when they were first posed.
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Instead of going the more expensive and formal route of a deposition, interrogatories can be used instead.
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Answering interrogatories one way in your Florida case and a different way in your Missouri claim can be disaster.
Each chapter includes questions and selected answers for issues most likely to arise, complaints interrogatories, requests for admission, and requests to produce.