CACI 209 Use of Interrogatories of a Party

California Civil Jury Instructions CACI

209 Use of Interrogatories of a Party

Before trial, each party has the right to ask the other parties to answer written questions. These questions are called interrogatories. The answers are also in writing and are given under oath. You must consider the questions and answers that were read to you the same as if the questions and answers had been given in court.

Sources and Authority

Use of Interrogatories at Trial. Code of Civil Procedure section 2030.410.

“Admissions contained in depositions and interrogatories are admissible in evidence to establish any material fact.” (Leasman v. Beech Aircraft Corp. (1975) 48 Cal.App.3d 376, 380 [121 Cal.Rptr. 768].)

Secondary Sources

3 Witkin, California Evidence (5th ed. 2012) Presentation at Trial, § 177
7 Witkin, California Procedure (5th ed. 2008) Trial, § 293
1A California Trial Guide, Unit 20, Procedural Rules for Presentation of Evidence, § 20.50 (Matthew Bender)
16 California Forms of Pleading and Practice, Ch. 194, Discovery: Interrogatories, § 194.26 (Matthew Bender)
Matthew Bender Practice Guide: California Civil Discovery, Ch. 9, Interrogatories, 9.29