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Q: What motion would I file in civil lawsuit by debt collector to avoid answering interrogatories.

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Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Why do you not want to answer the interrogatories? There is no motion to avoid answering interrogatories at all. Interrogatories are a legitimate discovery tool. The proper procedure is to answer the interrogatories, but state your objections to the specific questions that you feel are irrelevant, overly burdensome, or harrassing, do not answer those, but answer the rest.

In general, most of the interrogatories and requests for production sent by the most prolific collection lawyers in North Carolina are not objectionable. The questions which are objectionable are those which go too far. For example, the name and address of your employer or business within the last few years is not objectionable, but a question asking you to disclose your current income is objectionable. A request for production of your income tax return or your credit report is going too far, and that is objectionable. Objectto disclosing your entire Social Security number, but state the last 4 digits. A question asking for your date of birth is not objectionable.

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