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Discovery: What are interrogatories?

Riddle Brantley LLP   |  January 19, 2015   |  

Interrogatories are governed by Rule 33 of North Carolina’s Rules of Civil Procedure. Interrogatories are questions which one party may serve on another party, whether or not adverse, which are to be answered in writing under oath. Generally, they must be answered and returned within 30 days and there can be no more than 50 interrogatives/questions, including subparts of questions.

If you are served with interrogatories we will help you answer them truthfully and in accordance with state law. There are many complicated legal issues regarding interrogatories which your attorney will help you navigate. For example, some interrogatories may be objectionable as they may request information which is outside the scope of discoverable information, privileged, calls for an opinion or conclusion of law, and many more. Your attorney will help you through this process as well as serve interrogatories on other adverse parties for you.