Under Rule 36 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as part of discovery, a party may serve upon any other party a written request to admit the truth of matters set forth in the request or to admit the genuineness of described documents. The main purpose behind this rule is to authenticate information, and once a party provides information, it is binding.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A discovery procedure, authorized by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the court rules of most states, in which one party asks an opposing party to admit that certain facts are true. If the opponent admits the facts or fails to respond in a timely manner, the facts will be deemed true for purposes of trial. A request for admission is called a "request to admit" in many states.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:23 pm