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Unformatted text preview: rn answers to written questions; (3) production of documents and physical objects; (4) examination by a physician of the physical condition of the opposing party; and (5) admissions of facts set forth in a request for admissions. DISCOVERY
DISCOVERY Interrogatories, Depositions, Record Production, Inspection, Physical Inspection of Property, Medical Exams, Admissions of Fact
Expense and time PRE-TRIAL PROCEDURE
PRE-TRIAL Judgment on the Pleadings
Summary judgment Chapter 3
Chapter Trial—Jury or Bench
The U.S. Constitution guarantees the
right to a jury trial in federal civil
cases involving more than twenty
dollars, and nearly every state
constitution provides a similar right.
The parties may choose not to have
a trial by jury. The jury determines
questions of fact, and the judge
determines issues of law. When TRIAL: JURY SELECTION
TRIAL: Jury Selection — As the parties’ attorneys
(or in some courts, the judge) examine the
potential jurors, each party can prevent
prospective jurors from serving on the
basis of potential bias (challenges for cause).
Each party also has a limited number of
peremptory challenges for which no cause is
required to disqualify a prospective juror.
(The Supreme Court ruled that the
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