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request for production/ inspection
requests enables a party to obtain copies of documents, photographs, statements, and similar tangible items from another party (goes together with interrogatories)
requests for inspection allows a party to visit a location in order to make a physical inspection of the premises or some object (party)
process through which a party or witness is orally questioned under oath (party or nonparty)
independent medical examination (IME)
requires a party to sumit to a physical or mental examination by a physician selected by the other side (party)
request for admissions
written statements prepared by one party that the adverse party must admit or deny (party)
disclosure of experts
requirment where by each party must tell all other parties what expert witnesses they intend to call and what the experts are expercted to say (party)
notice of deposition
the way in which one party can compel the attendance of another party at a deposition
subpoena duces tecum (bring with)
commands the person to appear at the deposition and commands the person to produce designated books, papers, documents, and tangible objects at the deposition (witness)
motion to modify
a subpoenaed witness who is asked to bring material to a deposition and who believes that the production request is beyond the permissible scope of discovery
motion to quash
subpoenaed witness who believes that it is unreasonable or oppressive to require his or her to testify
court order directed to a proper officer to take a person into custody and bring them before the court (nonparty)
certificate of closed pleadings
cases where there are contested issues and a trial may be nececcary, a certificate of closed pleadings must be filed to get on the list for trials
offer of compromise
prior to trial, any party can make on offer of compromise to the other side formally proposing settlement
cases on the trial list are called into court for a meeting where the parties discuss with the judge settlement options
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