(law) what is required in a SWORN VERIFICATION...when used in the answering of interrogatories???
after I sent in my interrogatories the law firm said it didn't include a sworn verification. what is it a sworn verification and how do I do it properly.
Its the statement where you swear before a notary public that your responses to same are true and correct to the best of your knowledge. Your attorney should have already had this prepared for you.
Best bet is have your attorney look into this matter. It is standard practice in the law firm that I work for that Answers to Interrogatories be notarized.
I would think that it is a testimony that your interrogatories are correct. You should just call your law firm to be sure exactly what to do, and how to do it. Thats what you're paying them for.
A sworn verification is a legal form that states that you are the Plaintiff/Defendant, that you have read the answers to Interrogatories and that they are true and correct. You sign that and it is notarized and then attached to your answers to interrogatories. They do that so that if and when your case goes to trial, and you change your answer on the witness stand, they can try to prove that you are lying.
knjordan33 is correct. However, interrogatory responses are rarely, if ever, notarized. A sworn statement signed by you under penalty of perjury is sufficient.