Re: Can You Be Required to Pay for Discovery
I'll bet you $6.40 that the last discovery request had no actual recording to request or provide!
And the principle -as it is explained in that case I cited (and if you had read it you would have seen this in the first paragraph)- is "Discovery, is part of your attempt to defend yourself, you are clearly not an indigent defendant and as such, those costs are yours to pay". The fact that you got one freebie does not entitle you to any more.
But in case the principle you were speaking of was something else, let me address that part as well; the state of California would be in a much better financial state if it didn't bow down to every resident who claimed entitlement to some benefit or another. One example is the court system... The court system and its budget would not be at such a huge deficit if some people did not abuse the system and try to squeeze it past every drop its got.
I am right 97% of the time... Who cares about the other 4%!