inspection of documents

inspection of documents

n. the right to examine and copy the opposing party's papers in a lawsuit which are relevant to the case. A demand (legal request) may be made, but the categories of documents must be stated so that the other party can know what he/she must produce. If the opposition either refuses to produce some documents or appears to hold back, the party wanting to see the documents can bring a "motion to produce" requesting a court order to produce and a penalty (sanctions) to be paid for failure to honor the demand. A party may also use a subpena duces tecum to obtain specific documents if they are known to exist. All of these procedures are part of the discovery process, intended to give both sides extensive pre-trial information. Such exchanges of documents can lead to settlement, minimize surprises at trial, and keep one side from hiding material and, thus, preventing the other from being able to introduce relevant material at trial. However, it is well known that many law firms obfuscate, delay, pretend to misunderstand requests, and fail to be forthcoming. (See: discovery, trial, evidence, subpena duces tecum)

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Although there are basic case management procedures that set out the procedures that must be followed until the first hearing in case (which is when legal proceedings officially commence in Bahrain), once the first hearing takes place, there is no established procedure for the management of a case, including no established rules for disclosure and inspection of documents.
Mr Tanner then travelled from his home in County Cork to the UK via Belfast because he knew there would be no inspection of documents on that route.
Apart from this, the graft court noted that "accused Reyes, through counsel, had stipulated on some of the exhibits marked by the prosecution" as well as "filed a motion for the production and inspection of documents consisting of letters marked by the prosecution, which was granted by the Court.
A) The contract involves the inspection of documents carried in public transport vehicles, collection of additional fees and charges of traffic, dealing with complaints, appeals and complaints from passengers, conducting debt collection and recovery of not regulate additional charges.
Indeed a motion for production and inspection of documents should not demand a roving inspection of promiscuous mass of documents.
Bulgariaas Customs Agency has explained the queues with the detailed inspection of documents after last weekas special police operation against an organized crime group involved in bribery at the Lesovo border crossing point.
Saudi Labor and Interior ministry officials have announced a plan to to intensify inspection of documents of foreign workers against residency law violations, a report said.
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The grievance filed by ANHRI calls for the inspection of documents submitted by the lawyers of the detained, whose preventative detention was extended for another 15 days on 18 February.
In a preliminary hearing in Birmingham, a judge ruled this week that a process known as Disclosure and Inspection of Documents will now take place, with a trial listed to take place within the first six months of 2014.
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He denounced Hill's misleading a judge and wrongfully participating in the "opening and inspection of documents which to his knowledge were sealed.

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