Requests for Admissions Law and Legal Definition

A request for admissions is a part of the discovery (fact-finding) process that occurs before trial. It is a written set of questions or statements served by a party to a lawsuit on an opposing party or witness which are required to be denied or admitted in writing and returned to the requesting party with in a specified time, usually thrity days. The answering party must affirm by oath to the truth of the answers. Anything admitted in such a rquest will be deemed admitted for purposes of trial evidence. The local court rules often limit the number of questions or statements in such requests, so that they cannot be used as a means of oppression.