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Have they issued proceedings?
What is their value?
Will the co in USA back you up?
What makes you think they will if you issue proceedings against them?
Are the claimants yr ex employers?
What is it they claim for?
Yes I'm at disclosure stage.
It seem not willingly, hence my question - can I force them to say something? The truth works just fine for me.
Good question, I do not want to rock the boat just force an answer
damages , rights to patent, costs. Breach of restrictive terms of employment (i.e. not working for their clients for 6 months)
You cannot force a 3rd party (not involved in the litigation) to provide a statement. You can issue a witness summons but they are of little if any value because the witness will be hostile/unwilling