(Please note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this birth injury/personal injury case and its proceedings.)
Plaintiffs Are Entitled to an Order Compelling Responses To Special Interrogatories
Code of Civil Procedure section 2030(f) requires that a party to whom interrogatories have been propounded shall respond in writing under oath separately to each interrogatory by (1) an answer containing the information sought to be discovered, (2) an exercise of the parties option to produce writings, or (3) an objection to the particular interrogatory. Further, section 2030(f)(l) specifies that each answer in the response shall be as complete and straightforward as the information reasonably available to the responding party permits. If an interrogatory cannot be answered completely, it shall be answered to the extent possible.
Lastly, section 2030(1) provides that if the propounding party, on receipt of a response to interrogatories, deems that (1) an answer to a particular interrogatory is incomplete or evasive, (2) an exercise of the option to produce documents under paragraph (2) of subdivision (f) is unwarranted of the required specification of those documents is inadequate, or (3) an objection to an interrogatory is without merit or is too general, that party may move for an order compelling a further response.
In the instant birth injury matter, plaintiffs are entitled to an order compelling University to further respond to plaintiffs’ Special Interrogatories, Numbers One through Seven. (See Part 4 of 6.)
For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.