Chicago, IL asked in Construction Law for Illinois

Q: I am suing a construction company in small claim court. During discovery, how do I request a list of subcontractors?

I hired a construction company to do a gut rehab in my house. There are construction defects including a need to get the entire house repainted. I am suing in small claim court for the painting now and the case is in Discovery phase. I know the painting was done by non professional painters and general contractor himself. How do I request the list of painting subcontractors and their qualifications from the defense in small claim case?

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Frederick A. Lurie
Frederick A. Lurie
  • Construction Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: You serve an interrogatory or interrogatories pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 213 and ask the contractor to identify by name, trade, address...etc each subcontractor working on your project. However, you need court permission to utilize discovery in small claims under $10,000.00.

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