In a civil case, when is the end of the discovery period? I have been requesting copies of my contracts
and documents for 7 years, they refused. They brought a lawsuit against me in 2009, I answered the court and requested ALL documents. I received none. This year my case was called up for a pre-trial (2 years later). Prior to the date I again, requested documents from their lawyer. He said I had not filed a "formal discovery" and he didn't have to. He later sent me an account statement, but nothing else. I hired an attorney, and during our interview I asked if he could get the documents, and he said, he would ask for discovery. NOW... I go to court on the August 18th, the same attorney, says he never said that, and the discovery period ended before I ever spoke to him. They are trying to use a contract that my husband and I have never seen, nor would ever sign, nor is it the refinance of our original loan
, which we requested.
We are active duty military, and were moved twice within the period 2005-2008 and the mover lost over 20 boxes of our things, and amongst them was our personal files (no would couldn't take it all on the plane :-)
When is a discovery period over, and did the opposing attorney have the right to not ignore our request in our answer?