Form Interrogatories

Form Interrogatories

  • Sec. 1. Instructions to All Parties

    (a) Interrogatories are written questions prepared by a party to an action that are sent to any other party in the action to be answered under oath. The interrogatories below are form interrogatories approved for use in civil cases. (b) For time limitations, requirements for service on other parties, and other details, see Code of Civil Procedure sections 2030.010–2030.410 and the cases construing those sections. (c) These form interrogatories do not change existing law relating to interrogatories nor do they affect an answering party’s right to assert any privilege or make any objection.
  • Sec. 2. Instructions to the Asking Party

    a) These interrogatories are designed for optional use by parties in unlimited civil cases where the amount demanded exceeds $25,000. Separate interrogatories, Form Interrogatories—Limited Civil Cases (Economic Litigation) (form DISC-004), which have no subparts, are designed for use in limited civil cases where the amount demanded is $25,000 or less; however, those interrogatories may also be used in unlimited civil cases. (b) Check the box next to each interrogatory that you want the answering party to answer. Use care in choosing those interrogatories that are applicable to the case. (c) You may insert your own definition of INCIDENT in Section 4, but only where the action arises from a course of conduct or a series of events occurring over a period of time. (d) The interrogatories in section 16.0, Defendant’s Contentions–Personal Injury, should not be used until the defendant has had a reasonable opportunity to conduct an investigation or discovery of plaintiff’s injuries and damages. (e) Additional interrogatories may be attached.
  • Sec. 3. Instructions to the Answering Party

    (a) An answer or other appropriate response must be given to each interrogatory checked by the asking party. (b) As a general rule, within 30 days after you are served with these interrogatories, you must serve your responses on the asking party and serve copies of your responses on all other parties to the action who have appeared. See Code of Civil Procedure sections 2030.260–2030.270 for details.(c) Each answer must be as complete and straightforward as the information reasonably available to you, including the information possessed by your attorneys or agents, permits. If an interrogatory cannot be answered completely, answer it to the extent possible. (d) If you do not have enough personal knowledge to fully answer an interrogatory, say so, but make a reasonable and good faith effort to get the information by asking other persons or organizations, unless the information is equally available to the asking party. (e) Whenever an interrogatory may be answered by referring to a document, the document may be attached as an exhibit to the response and referred to in the response. If the document has more than one page, refer to the page and section where the answer to the interrogatory can be found. (f) Whenever an address and telephone number for the same person are requested in more than one interrogatory, you are required to furnish them in answering only the first interrogatory asking for that information. (g) If you are asserting a privilege or making an objection to an interrogatory, you must specifically assert the privilege or state the objection in your written response. (h) Your answers to these interrogatories must be verified, dated, and signed. You may wish to use the following form at the end of your answers:
  • Sec. 4. Definitions

    Words in BOLDFACE CAPITALS in these interrogatories are defined as follows: INCIDENT includes the circumstances and events surrounding the alleged accident, injury, or other occurrence or breach of contract giving rise to this action or proceeding.
  • Sec. 5. Interrogatories

    The following interrogatories have been approved by the Judicial Council under Code of Civil Procedure section 2033.710: CONTENTS 1.0 Identity of Persons Answering These Interrogatories 2.0 General Background Information—Individual 3.0 General Background Information—Business Entity 4.0 Insurance 5.0 [Reserved] 6.0 Physical, Mental, or Emotional Injuries 7.0 Property Damage 8.0 Loss of Income or Earning Capacity 9.0 Other Damages 10.0 Medical History 11.0 Other Claims and Previous Claims 12.0 Investigation—General 13.0 Investigation—Surveillance 14.0 Statutory or Regulatory Violations 15.0 Denials and Special or Affirmative Defenses 16.0 Defendant’s Contentions Personal Injury 17.0 Responses to Request for Admissions 18.0 [Reserved] 19.0 [Reserved] 20.0 How the Incident Occurred—Motor Vehicle 25.0 [Reserved] 30.0 [Reserved] 40.0 [Reserved] 50.0 Contract 60.0 [Reserved] 70.0 Unlawful Detainer [See separate form DISC-003] 101.0 Economic Litigation [See separate form DISC-004] 200.0 Employment Law [See separate form DISC-002] Family Law [See separate form FL-145]
  • 1.0 Identity of Persons Answering These Interrogatories

    1.1 State the name, ADDRESS, telephone number, and relationship to you of each PERSON who prepared or assisted in the preparation of the responses to these interrogatories. (Do not identify anyone who simply typed or reproduced the responses.)
  • 2.0 General Background Information - individual

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • 3.0 General Background Information—Business Entity

  • 4.0 Insurance

  • 6.0 Physical, Mental, or Emotional Injuries

  • 7.0 Property Damage

  • 8.0 Loss of Income or Earning Capacity

  • 9.0 Other Damages

  • 10.0 Medical History

  • 11.0 Other Claims and Previous Claims

  • 12.0 Investigation—General

  • 13.0 Investigation—Surveillance

  • 14.0 Statutory or Regulatory Violations

  • 15.0 Denials and Special or Affirmative Defenses

  • 16.0 Defendant’s Contentions—Personal Injury

  • 17.0 Responses to Request for Admissions

  • 20.0 How the Incident Occurred—Motor Vehicle

  • 50.0 Contract

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04/05/2019
By Brian Hansen