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An interrogatory is a method of discovery that is used to gather or obtain facts and information that may be relevant to a pending suit. An interrogatory is a written question about the case that is prepared by one party to a case-or, more commonly, the party's attorney-and served on the other party or the other party's witnesses. An interrogatory is generally served as a part of a larger set of interrogatories, which consists of a series of written questions about the case. Answers to the interrogatories are given under oath. Put another way, answering parties or witnesses are usually required to sign sworn statements stating that the answers that they provided are true and correct.

In general, each interrogatory must be a simple, direct question ...

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