A Short History of Discovery

  title={A Short History of Discovery},
  author={A. Goldstein},
  journal={Common Law World Review},
  pages={257 - 270}
  • A. Goldstein
  • Published 1981
  • History
  • Common Law World Review
  • Modern discovery practice, the process through which a litigant gains pretrial information upon the oath of his adversary, is central to the just and efficient resolution of a lawsuit. The use of interrogatories, requests to admit, and other discovery tools preserves relevant information, narrows the area of dispute, and promotes settlement. Liberal use of discovery, and its importance in litigation, date largely from the mid-nineteenth century; but the origins of discovery in the jurisprudence… CONTINUE READING


    An Historical Sketch of the Equitable Jurisdiction to the Court of Chancery at pp
    • 1980
    The Elizabethan Court of Chancery at pp
    • 1967
    Equity at pp. 32-33 (2d. edt 1976) [hereinafter cited as Keeton); "Developments in the Law-Discovery
    • Haru, L. Rev. at p,
    • 1961
    A History of Lay Judges at pp
    • 1960
    A history of lay judges
    • 82
    United States v. Aluminum Co. of America
    • 1941
    Select Cases at p. xxxv, Hare at p. x, 14,15 Victoria c
    • A Sketch of English Legal History
    • 1915
    View of the Proceedings in an Action at Law", in Readings on the History and System of the Common Law at p. 377 (R
    • Pound edt 2d
    • 1913