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Discovery - Civil Procedure, Types Of Discovery Devices, Criminal Procedure - Costs

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A category of procedural devices employed by a party to a civil or criminal action, prior to trial, to require the adverse party to disclose information that is essential for the preparation of the requesting party's case and that the other party alone knows or possesses.

Costs

A party who makes a motion for a court to order discovery may be required to pay or make provision for payment of costs—expenses incurred in obtaining discovery when it is granted. If the party eventually wins the lawsuit, the court may demand that the costs be paid by the adversary in the proceedings.

FURTHER READINGS

Grenig, Jay E. 2002. Handbook of Federal Civil Discovery and Disclosure. 2d ed. St. Paul, Minn. West group.

Haydock, Roger S. 2002. Discovery Practice. 4th ed. New York: Aspen Law & Business.

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