Last, but not least relating to discovery are requests for admissions. Here too, there is not a hard and fast rule on the number of requests for admissions that can be served in a litigation.
Requests for admissions ask your party opponent to admit a certain fact so that the specific fact is deemed admitted for purposes of the litigation. “Admit that on December 8, 2021 you disbursed $100,000.00 from the Company’s checking account to yourself” may be a form of a request for admission in a case in which a shareholder was accused of swindling money from the Company.
The purpose for requests for admissions is to help narrow the issues for trial (or summary judgment). If a party does not respond to a request for admission within 30-days the request is deemed admitted. If a party denies a request for admission, but the opponent later establishes the truth of such request, the party that served the request for admission may apply to the court for the fees in having to establish said request. Thus, if you are going to deny a request for admission, it is important to have a basis for such a denial.
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