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Objection to Improper Request of Persons with Knowledge of Relevant Facts

The assumption during the discovery process is that both parties will share all information as requested in accordance with the Texas Rule of Civil Procedure. At times, however, requests do not follow those rules, allowing the responding party to object to those requests. If a party requests “knowledge of a person ‘with knowledge of any relevant facts,’” that request is considered by the Texas Supreme Court to be inappropriate and therefore objectionable.

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Objection due to a Premature Request

Many rules and guidelines are in place to ensure that the requests made during the discovery process are reasonable. If a request falls outside of the strict parameters defined by The Texas Rule of Civil Procedure, the responding party may object to that request. One valid reason for an objection is when a request asks for information that is not yet available.

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Objection due to a Request for an Inconvenient Time and Place

In order to ensure the smooth exchange of information during the discovery process, rules and guidelines are in place which set precise parameters for each party. If a request falls outside of those parameters, the responding party may object to the request. A common reason for objection is a request for a party to produce information or evidence at a time and/or place that is not convenient. TEX R. CIV. P. 193.2(b).

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