Evasive Answer

Definition of Evasive Answer

One which consists in refusing either to admit or to deny a matter in a direct, straight -forward manner as to which the person is necessarily presumed to have knowledge. Under Fed.R.Civil P. 37, an evasive answer is considered and treated as a failure to answer, for which a party may on motion seek a court order compelling answers to discovery questions.

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