Personal Injury Law: Courts Should Curb Discovery Abuse

, The Connecticut Law Tribune


Courts have the authority to curb discovery abuse. Lawyers have ethical obligations not to engage in discovery abuse. The right of a litigant to discovery is primarily the right to obtain information. Yet despite all of this, discovery abuse in civil litigation remains common.

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  • trishhayn

    P.S. Search for the truth?? Are you kidding me. Not in this state!

  • trishhayn

    The courts do not control this behavior. My husband was severely injured on a construction site, he had to have both knees replaced. It was clear negligence already confessed to by the other company. In an unrelated case that happened two years later, the insurance lawyers want to enter this information in court in order to influence the jury to make a lower settlement award. Do you really think the Judge will stop it??

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