a cross-examination in depth touching on the matters at issue in a lawsuit
an oral examination on oath
In civil actions, the parties are given an opportunity to question each other prior to trial to discover the details of the other side's case. The examination for discovery allows the parties to narrow the issues and focus the trial on contested matters.
is an interview conducted by the other partyâ€(tm)s lawyer. After taking an oath or giving a solemn affirmation to tell the truth, the plaintiff must answer the defendantâ€(tm)s lawyerâ€(tm)s questions, or vice versa.
An out-of-court examination under oath of a party to an action. It may touch upon any matters in dispute in the action. Also called "oral discoveries", the transcript of the examination may be read into evidence at trial or be used in support of a motion for summary judgment. Discoveries are not available in Small Claims Court or in actions proceeding under the Simplified Procedure (actions for recovery of less than $50,000).