The Discovery Process Serves the Purposes of:
1. Expediting the litigation by:
a) Identifying and narrowing issues.
b) Uncovering facts
c) Preserving evidence for trial.
d) Expediting trial preparation by committing parties or witnesses to particular versions of facts.
2. Encouraging Settlement by:
a) Educating the parties as to the strengths and weaknesses of their respective cases
b) Exposing doubtful claims or defenses.
c) Providing information for informed case evaluation.