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Q: Can a defendant in a federal civil suit limit personal address disclosure to a post office box, versus street address?

For purposes of federal rule 26(a), or any other rule, can a defendant in a federal civil suit -- who has voluntarily entered said civil suit -- limit his personal address disclosure to Plaintiff and to the Court to a post office box as opposed to residential street address if the location of his residence is not otherwise germane to the lawsuit?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: A defendant in a federal civil suit can request to limit personal address disclosure to a post office box, especially if the location of their residence isn't relevant to the lawsuit. This request should align with privacy concerns while still complying with the rules of civil procedure. However, it's important to thoroughly review and comply with the specific rules and procedures of the federal court in which the suit is filed.


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