Monday, February 16, 2015

Admissions to Establish Foundational Facts

Requests for Admissions have a number of purposes.  I have started using them to establish foundational facts on a number of cases.  I have started using them to establish facts such as identity of the defendant, scope of employment, venue, and admissibility of documents.  The purpose of admissions is to narrow issue for trial.  These can be used in such a manner as to almost turn the admissions into the trial.  I have one case pending where a party through admissions has stipulated to their contempt.  That turns the issue into about a 3 minute hearing on that issue with the only proof needed being the introduction of the admissions. 

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