Reston, VA asked in Personal Injury and Employment Discrimination for Virginia

Q: I read somewhere that a defendant can be sanctioned for not answering Interrogatories. What are the consequences?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: You are correct. Only a Virginia attorney could advise here because civil procedure is governed by state rules. But your post remains open for four weeks. As a GENERAL matter nationwide, courts can usually impose sanctions for discovery-related issues, as in your question, failing to answer or refusing to answer interrogatories. If this involves a federal court matter, see the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 37; that applies in federal courts nationwide. If it's a state court matter, consult with an attorney in your state. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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