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Full and fair discovery is essential to the truth-finding function of our justice system, and parties and non-parties alike must comply not only with the technical provisions of the discovery rules, but also with the purpose and spirit of those rules.1 The search for truth and justice as our court system and constitution demand can be accomplished only when all relevant facts are before the judicial tribunal. Those relevant facts should be the determining factor rather than gamesmanship, surprise or superior trial tactics.2
Courts should not countenance or tolerate actions during litigation that are not forthright and that are designed to delay and obfuscate the discovery process.3 Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar
Conference of Circuit Court Judges
Conference of County Court Judges
1 Bainter v. League of Women Voters of Fla., 150 So. 3d 1115, 1118 (Fla. 2014).
1 Id, at 1133.
1 Id, at 1118.