After I submit a request for admissions and a request for production of documents if the plaintiff doesn't answer within 30 days I believe my next step is to file a motion to compel. Is this correct?
State/Country relating to question: Illinois
Hello and thank you for asking your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX X will be assisting you. I am licensed to practice in Illinois. You are correct. However, as a common courtesy, most times the opposing party will send a letter or make a phone call first, reminding the party of its obligations. A motion for contempt right after thirty days is probably a bit premature. If, however, you remind them and they continue to refuse, the contempt motion would be the right thing to do.
I believe it would be appropriate if I haven't heard anything after 20 days that I send the opposing party a notice prior to a filing a motion to compel.
Thanks for the additional information. I agree.
Attorney licensed in multiple jurisdictions.
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