San Marcos, CA asked in Civil Litigation for California

Q: Can Plaintiff ask discovery about business, if isn't listed as defendant in the lawsuit? Only me and wife defendants

Me and my wife are the only defendants in the lawsuit. My business is not listed as defendant in the Lawsuit.

Can the Plaintiff ask question about business, ask for discovery about the business

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Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
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  • Studio City, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: they can ask, and you would have to assert the proper objections. it doesn't sound like you have an attorney and if they do have an attorney and you do not then you need to hire one because the procedural aspects and specifics of a lawsuit can affect the overall outcome of a case.

Kenneth Sisco agrees with this answer

Kenneth Sisco
Kenneth Sisco
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  • Norco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Unless there is a privilege involved, they can ask you any question seeking information relevant to the lawsuit, or that could lead to relevant information. Moreover, they could issue non-party subpoenas to obtain testimony and documents from the business, so long as they are seeking relevant information. Plus, usually, it is a simple matter to add the business to the lawsuit, if that would benefit them.

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