The discovery process is one of the most critical parts of litigation. As any practitioner knows, the discovery process has very specific and procedurally established deadlines. While these deadlines are frequently missed, and subsequently compelled through court order, one form of discovery carries with it, in theory at least, much stricter deadlines: requests for admissions.

According to Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure 4014(b), a party who receives requests for admissions has 30 days to answer them; otherwise, the requests are deemed conclusively established.

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