March 02, 2017 Articles

Pulling Teeth: Five Tips for (Relatively) Pain-Free Discovery

No judge will be pleased to hear that the parties did not make a good-faith effort to resolve their dispute before taking up the court’s time with a discovery motion.

By Daniel T. Pesciotta

Most litigation attorneys would agree that discovery is often the most time-consuming and frustrating part of litigation. Dealing with nonresponsive opponents often feels like pulling teeth. And no one wants to tell clients that a costly discovery motion is necessary simply to obtain documents to which they are entitled in the first place.

But, like it or not, discovery disputes are a common occurrence that every litigation attorney must face. The following five tips will help ease the pain involved in obtaining responses to discovery.

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