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Appeals Court Eases Test To Allow Use Of 'Contention' Interrogatories

Whether a plaintiff must answer a so-called "contention" interrogatory is a matter within the trial court's discretion and not the subject of a 'hard and fast rule,' the Missouri Court of Appeals has held. Contention interrogatories request "all facts known to you or your attorney" which support an allegation in the pleadings. The underlying purposes of ...