What disclosure is required by the prosecution in a civil case?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from People v. Good, E058431 (Cal. App. 2014):

Under California's reciprocal discovery law ( 1054 et. seq.), the prosecution is required to disclose certain evidence to the defense at least 30 days before trial, including evidence it intends to present in rebuttal ( 1054.1, 1054.7; People v. Gonzalez (2006) 38 Cal.4th 932, 956). This includes "[t]he names and addresses of persons the prosecutor intends to call as witnesses at trial" ( 1054.1, subd. (a)), and "[r]elevant written or recorded statements of witnesses or reports of the statements of witnesses whom the prosecutor intends to call at the trial . . ." ( 1054.1, subd. (f)). The prosecution is required to immediately disclose discoverable material and information that becomes known to it or that comes into its possession within 30 days of trial. ( 1054.7.)

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