Discovery of law practice restricted. Client’s need for privacy is greater than need for marital economics and convenience.
Discovery of business partnership documents allowed. Partners’ interest in confidentiality is protected by court’s order.
Court properly compelled close corporation to produce for discovery by the wife of an employee and minority shareholder its records and tax returns as well as the husband’s payroll records.
Discovery of high income parent would be unnecessary, burdensome and irrelevant where he agrees to pay any reasonable amount of child support.
Ex-wife’s joint income tax returns with her new husband are discoverable, rejecting argument about relevance and privacy.
Since wife waived claim for attorney fees, her fee arrangement is irrelevant and the trial court properly denied husband’s discovery requests.
Trial court properly denied discovery requests which exceeded the bounds reasonably calculated to lead to admissible evidence.
Actor does not have to produce information relating to his finances because he his an “extraordinarily high income earner”. Requiring calculation of support under guidelines would be unnecessary, unduly burdensome and oppressive.
Function of pretrial discovery is to aid, not hinder, the proper working of the adversary system.
Dismissal on merits for failure to comply with court’s discovery orders affirmed.