n. the entire efforts of a party to
a lawsuit and his/her/its attorneys to lawfully obtain information before
trial through demands for production of documents, depositions of parties
and potential witnesses, written interrogatories, written requests for admissions
of fact, examination of the scene and the petitions and motions employed
to enforce discovery rights.
The theory of broad rights of discovery
is that all parties will go to trial with as much knowledge as possible
and that neither party should be able to keep secrets from the other (except
for constitutional protection against self-incrimination). Often much of
the fight between the two sides in a suit takes place during the discovery
Los Angeles • Palm Desert • New York • Chicago • San Francisco
WLSmith.org is the official website of Southern California conceptual artist WL Smith.
Dystopian abstract and mixed media sociopolitical paintings featuring found objects (recycled cast-off materials).
Modern art Los Angeles, Palm Desert, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.