“RELATED TO”/”PERTAINING TO“
All of these points also apply to the phrase “pertaining to.” This is true for both requests for production and to interrogatories.
This worry can be modified a bit by restricting the interrogatory or request for to production to a very narrow topic, e.g., “all facts supporting sentence 14 in your complaint/petition/affirmative defense, and so forth. In this context, consider using the words “supporting,” “providing evidence for,” “evidencing,” (The last of these three is a problem since there may not be such a word, but time are “achanging.” After all, in politics we now talk of “primary-ing” someone running for office. As a semantic conservative, I must confess that I do not like using “primary” as a verb and the general tendency to convert nouns into verbs should be resisted. We must still recognize that facts are facts, including facts about linguistic changes. It should go without saying, of course, that only facts are facts, and hence that there is no such thing as a false fact, or a fictional fact, or an alternative fact. Those ideas are the low life, the pig sty, and the shit-house of postmodernism. And that’s a fact.
Originally posted on 02/01/2017 @ 11:06 pm