Interrogatories are a formal set of written questions to be answered in writing by the person to whom they are addressed. They allow for clarification of certain matters of evidence and help determine in advance what facts will be presented at trial and the scope of a party’s claims or defenses. Answers to interrogatories are made under oath by a party, usually after close consultation with his/her attorney. Interrogatories must be answered by the party to whom they are addressed, thus a litigant’s counsel may not answer the question. The attorney may instead object to the question and state his reasons for the objection.
As with depositions, there are limits to the number of interrogatories that a litigant can propound. In Nevada, interrogatories are limited to 40 per person, unless the parties agree otherwise.
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