Q: What motion would I file in civil lawsuit by debt collector to avoid answering interrogatories.
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.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.