Admission Letter / December 6, 2018 / Loraine Cohen
What Requests for Admissions Are Requests for admission are very simply a request to the other side to admit certain things. You must respond within a specified time period usually thirty days but check your Rules of Civil Procedure or they are considered admitted. If the debt collectors send you a set you will notice that they request you to admit every single aspect of the case against you. They re hoping you will forget to respond. If you do fail to respond they ll file a motion for summary judgment and try to get the whole case decided on that basis. A Dirty Trick Debt Collectors Sometimes Play That would be pretty easy for them and to try to make it more likely the lawyer for the debt collector may very well pull a trick to try to intimidate you.
What if You Deny Something You Should Have Admitted? There is a possible "sanction" for wrongly denying an admission requested of you. And that is that the court could require you to pay the other side s attorneys fees for the time spent trying to prove something that was sufficiently obvious that you should have admitted. I am not personally aware of any court under any circumstances that has awarded that sanction to anybody. I am sure it has happened but is it a significant risk? You decide. Most lawyers I know find some reason-just about any reason-to object to or deny them all.
The goal is to show you that typing up a letter to obtain information about whatever college or university you are interested in can be done very quickly. You will need to address each letter individually as well as personalize the letter with whatever school you are applying. The goal here is to have a template to make it very fast and efficient. Requests for admissions are a tool designed to simplify litigation. Like many such tools however they rarely work -except in a very limited way- and function more as a trap for the careless than anything else. If you are being sued for debt you should be aware of them both because the requests can be lethal to you if you ignore them-- and because the occasional carelessness of the lawyers for the debt collectors occasionally makes them a gambit worth trying.