Does a Party Have to Anwswer an Interrogatory That's Personal or Sexual in Nature?
Parties must respond unless they have a valid objection. Once served with a discovery request, it is necessary to answer or object within the applicable deadline, typically 28-30 days. Generally, the scope of discovery is broad and allows the other party to seek information that may lead to the introduction of relevant evidence. The court may limit the scope of discovery if it determines that the burden, expense, or intrusiveness of that discovery clearly outweighs the likelihood that the information sought will lead to the discovery of admissible evidence.
A party served with a discovery request may object to the request and ask the court for a protective order to limit or deny the request if it is irrelevant, overbroad, unduly burdensome, or intended for purposes of delay, expense, or harassment. We suggest you ask your attorney about filing an amended set that strikes and omits the question that concerns you.