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Form Interrogatories-Construction Litigation {DISC-005}

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DISC-005 ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, State Bar number, and address): TELEPHONE NO.: E-MAIL ADDRESS: ATTORNEY FOR (Name): FAX NO. : SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SHORT TITLE OF CASE: FORM INTERROGATORIES - CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION Asking Party: Answering Party: Set No.: CASE NUMBER: These interrogatories are not intended for use in residential cases involving six or more single-family homes or housing units. In cases that have been deemed complex under rule 3.400 et seq. of the California Rules of Court, these interrogatories must not be used until the asking party has obtained the court's approval on a showing of good cause. Section 1. Instructions to All Parties (a) Interrogatories are written questions prepared by a party to an action and sent to another party in the action to be answered under oath in writing. The interrogatories in this form are approved for use in residential or commercial construction litigation cases, except as limited in section 2. (b) For time limitations, requirements for service on other parties, and other details, see Code of Civil Procedure sections 2030.010 -2030.410 and cases construing those statutes. (c) These form interrogatories do not change existing law relating to interrogatories nor do they affect an answering party's right to assert any privilege or make any objection, including but not limited to any objection recognized by statute or case law. (d) These form interrogatories are not to be interpreted as requiring any information that would invade the attorneyclient privilege or be protected under the doctrines of attorney work product or mediation confidentiality. Nor do these interrogatories require identification of any witnesses or documents protected under such privileges or doctrines or otherwise covered by Evidence Code section 1115 et seq. (regarding mediation) or Code of Civil Procedure section 2034.010 et seq. (regarding expert witnesses). Section 2. Instructions to the Asking Party (a) These interrogatories are designed for optional use by parties in construction litigation. An asking party who uses this form may not use other form interrogatories - such as Form Interrogatories­General (form DISC-001) or Form Interrogatories­Limited Civil Cases (Economic Litigation) (form DISC-004)) in the same action. (b) These interrogatories are not intended to be used in residential cases involving six or more single-family homes or housing units. In a case deemed complex under rule 3.400 et seq. of the California Rules of Court, these interrogatories must not be used until the asking party has obtained judicial approval on a showing of good cause. (c) Check the box next to each interrogatory that you want the answering party to answer. Use care in choosing only those interrogatories that are applicable to the case. (d) You may insert your own definition of construction claim or construction defect claim in section 4, but only where the action arises from a course of conduct or series of events occurring over a period of time. (e) The interrogatories under 325.0, Defendant's Contentions, should not be used until the defendant/cross-defendant has had a reasonable opportunity to conduct an investigation or discovery of the other parties' damages. (f) Additional non-form interrogatories may be attached. Section 3. Instructions to the Answering Party (a) An answer or other appropriate response must be given to each interrogatory checked by the asking party. (b) Within 30 days after you are served with these interrogatories, you must serve your responses on the asking party and serve copies of your responses on all other parties to the action that have appeared. See Code of Civil Procedure sections 2030.260 -2030.270 for details. (c) Each answer must be as complete and straightforward as the information reasonably available to you permits, including the information possessed by your attorneys or agents. If an interrogatory cannot be answered completely, answer it to the extent possible. (d) If you do not have enough personal knowledge to fully answer an interrogatory, say so, but make a reasonable Page 1 of 10 Form Approved for Optional Use Judicial Council of California DISC-005 [Rev. July 1, 2013] FORM INTERROGATORIES ­ CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION Code of Civil Procedure, §§ 2030.010 -2030.410, 2033.710 American LegalNet, Inc. DISC-005 and good faith effort to get the information by asking other persons or organizations, unless the information is equally available to the asking party. (e) Whenever an interrogatory may be answered by referring to a document, the document may be attached as an exhibit to the response and referred to in the response. If the document has more than one page, refer to the page and section where the answer can be found. If you have provided a document depository with documents from which answers to these interrogatories may be derived and to which the asking party has access, you may answer an interrogatory by identifying specific deposited documents (for example, by Bates stamp number) and the index associated with the specific produced documents. (f) When an address and telephone number for the same person are requested in more than one interrogatory, you need furnish that information only in your response to the first interrogatory that asks for it. (f) (e) Construction defect claim means an allegation that all or a part of some construction or design, including without limitation residential, industrial, or commercial construction, does not comply with the requirements of an applicable contract, design, plan, installation instruction, specification, statute, code, or standard or is otherwise defective or deficient, including any allegations of related property damage. Construction defect claim means (asking party may insert a definition here or on an attached sheet labeled "Sec. 4(e)­Definition of Construction Defect Claim"): (g) If you are asserting a privilege or making an objection to an interrogatory, you must specifically assert the privilege or state the objection in your written response. (h) Your answers to these interrogatories must be verified, dated, and signed. You may wish to use the following form at the end of your answers: I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing answers are true and correct. (DATE) (SIGNATURE) (g) (h) Section 4. Definitions Words in boldface in these interrogatories

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