Admission Letter / December 10, 2018 / Magdalena Schultz
I ve seen it many times. He or she will attach an affidavit form to the request implying that your responses must be under oath. In my view this is an unfair debt collection practice under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Requests for Admission are not made under oath. To imply that they are is an attempt to intimidate a party into making admissions. Or to add to the general stress and difficulty of responding at all with the increased probability of a failure to respond at all. I believe that people receiving this sort of requests for admissions should strongly consider amending their answer to include a counterclaim under the FDCPA.
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.
Choosing a topic that you re comfortable with is particularly important if you re feeling unsure of your writing skills or find writing the admissions letter to be particularly challenging. This will help build your overall confidence. Develop an Outline When writing the admissions letter you need to accomplish two things. First write a letter that demonstrates an understanding of writing basics. This means your admissions letter will have an introduction body and conclusion and will follow a logical path from one section to the next. The other essential thing you letter must do is answer the questions set forth by the school.