NOTICE OF SERVICE OF DISCOVERY ANSWERS

NOTICE OF SERVICE OF DISCOVERY ANSWERS

Many Florida injury lawyers are under the impression that, when responding to discovery, they are wrong.  Such Notices of Service of Discovery Answers are antiquated and not required.

Rule 1.340 does not require such “notices” to be filed for those answering such discovery.  That Rule reads, in part, “A certificate of service of the interrogatories shall be filed, giving the date of service and the name of the party to whom they were directed. The answers to the interrogatories shall be served upon the party originally propounding the interrogatories and a copy shall be served on all other parties by the answering party. The original or any copy of the answers to interrogatories may be filed by any party when the court should consider the answers to interrogatories in determining any matter pending before the court.” (e.s.)

In Florida, notices simply clog the Court’s docket and are unnecessary. They only waste time and resources that should instead be devoted to brining an injury claim.