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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE WILLIAM F. DAVIS, III, Plaintiff, v. WARDEN RAPHAEL WILLIAMS, FIRST CORRECTIONAL MEDICAL, DR. BOSTON, BRIAN CASEY, C/O DAVIES, CAPTAIN EMMIT C/O REGINALD MAYES, and DEBRA MUSCARELLA, Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) )

C.A. No. 05-67-SLR Jury Trial Requested

STATE DEFENDANTS' COMBINED FIRST SET OF INTERROGATORIES AND REQUESTS FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS DIRECTED TO PLAINTIFF Pursuant to Rules 26, 33 and 34 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (the "Civil Rules"), State Defendants Warden Raphael Williams, C/O Kerry Davies, Deputy Warden Mark Emig, and C/O Reginald Mays (the "State Defendants") hereby propound to Plaintiff William F. Davis, III ("Davis" or "Plaintiff"), the following interrogatories (the "Interrogatories") and requests for production of documents (the "Document Requests" and, together with the Interrogatories, the "Discovery Requests"), to be answered or responded to in writing and, where required under the applicable rules, under oath, within thirty (30) days of the date of service hereof. DEFINITIONS 1. "Defendants," shall mean State Defendants Warden Raphael

Williams, C/O Kerry Davies, Deputy Warden Mark Emig, and C/O Reginald Mays. 2. "Plaintiff," "you," or "your" shall mean plaintiff William F. Davis.

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3.

"Complaint" shall mean the complaint filed in the above-captioned

action as subsequently supplemented or amended. 4. "Answer" shall mean the answer to the Complaint, as may have

been subsequently amended. 5. "DOC" shall mean the Delaware Department of Correction and

any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, independent contractors, and any other person or entity under the control of DOC. 6. "DCC" shall mean the Delaware Correctional Center and any of its

affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, independent contractors, and any other person or entity under the control of DCC. 7. "Howard Young" shall mean the Howard R. Young Correctional

Institution and any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, independent contractors, and any other person or entity under the control of Howard Young. 8. "Person" refers to any individual, corporation, partnership,

association or other entity. 9. "Document" or "documents" shall have the meaning set forth in

Rule 34(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and shall include, without limitation, any writing, recording, photograph, computer data base, data bank, report, memoranda, books summarizing, ledgers or other item containing information of any kind or nature, whether in draft or final form, however produced or reproduced, whatever its origin or location, and regardless of the form in which such information exists or is maintained.

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10.

"Communication" shall mean any transmission of information, the

information transmitted, and any process by which information is transmitted, including both oral and written communications. 11. The phrases "refer," "relate to," "referring to" or "relating to" shall

mean directly or indirectly reflecting, referring, relating, containing, pertaining, indicating, showing, concerning, constituting, evidencing, describing, discussing or mentioning. 12. The terms "and" or "or" shall mean and include both the

conjunctive and the disjunctive. 13. "Identify" when used with respect to a person means to provide the

following information: (a) person; and (b) the name of the present employer, place of employment, the name, telephone number, and residential address of the

business and job title of the person. 14. "Identify" when used with respect to an entity means to provide

the following information: (a) (b) partners. 15. "Identify" when used with respect to a document means to provide the name, telephone number and address of the entity; and the name of the entity's owners, principals, officers, and/or

the following information:

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(a) memorandum, etc.); (b) (c) recipients of the document; (d) (e) the document. 16.

the nature of the document (e.g., letter, contract,

the date of the document; the preparer and/or source of the document and all

the substance in detail of the document; and each person who now has custody, possession or control of

"Identify" when used with respect to a communication means to

provide the following information: (a) (b) (c) communication; (d) (e) the substance in detail of the communication; and any document embodying the communication. INSTRUCTIONS 1. Each Discovery Request shall be answered fully and in writing the date of the communication; whether the communication was oral or written; any person who sent, received, or had knowledge of the

and, where required by the applicable rules, under oath. 2. If you claim a privilege as to any of the information requested to

be identified and/or produced in the Discovery Requests, specify the privilege claimed, the communication or other matter as to which such claim is made, the subject of the

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communication or other matter and the basis upon which you assert the claim of privilege. 3. Unless otherwise specified, these Discovery Requests seek

information and documents prepared on or after May 1, 2002. 4. These Discovery Requests shall be deemed to be continuing so as

to require supplemental responses and/or production in accordance with Rule 26(e) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. INTERROGATORIES INTERROGATORY NO. 1: With respect to each of the claims asserted in your Complaint, state the following: a. claims; b. identify the specific behavior or conduct that you allege identify all facts that refute, relate to, or support your

that each Defendant engaged in; c. the names and present or last known addresses and

telephone numbers of all persons having knowledge of any of the facts set forth in answer to subparagraph (a) hereof. d. contention or facts. RESPONSE: identify all documents that reflect, refer to or relate to such

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INTERROGATORY NO. 2: Identify (a) every communication you have had with anyone, other than your attorney, concerning the allegations in your Complaint including but not limited to memoranda, journals, diaries, letters, or petitions that you have written; (b) any person with knowledge of such communication(s); and (c) all documents supporting, evidencing, referring or relating to those communications. RESPONSE:

INTERROGATORY NO. 3: Identify (a) every communication you have had with any Defendant concerning the allegations in your Complaint; (b) any person with knowledge of such communication(s); and (c) all documents supporting, evidencing, referring or relating to those communications. RESPONSE:

INTERROGATORY NO. 4: Identify each document in your possession and control that relates to the allegations in your Complaint. RESPONSE:

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INTERROGATORY NO. 5: If you allege that you filed an inmate grievance relating to the allegations in your Complaint, what date was said grievance filed on? If your grievance relating to the allegations in your Complaint was rejected, describe in detail what facts contributed to the rejection. RESPONSE:

INTERROGATORY NO. 6: Identify

any

individual

you

allege

witnessed in any manner any aspect of the allegations in your Complaint. RESPONSE:

INTERROGATORY NO. 7: Describe any medical treatment you received as a result of the allegations in the Complaint, specifically addressing: a. whether you requested any medical treatment at Howard

Young which you believe in any way resulted from the allegations in your Complaint; and b. the date and method used for any request listed in

subparagraph (a) of this Interrogatory. RESPONSE:

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INTERROGATORY NO. 8: If you claim you were involved in an altercation with an inmate on May 31, 2002, as stated in section IV of your Complaint (D.I. 2), state: a. b. c. d. e. altercation; and f. discuss the altercation. RESPONSE: identify any documents in your possession or control that who was involved in the altercation; the nature and cause of the altercation; who you claim you informed about the altercation; any witnesses to the altercation; any injuries you claim you received as a result of the

INTERROGATORY NO. 9: If you claim you were involved in an altercation with an inmate on June 11, 2002, as stated in section IV of your Complaint (D.I. 2), state: a. b. who was involved in the altercation; the nature and cause of the altercation;

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c. d. e. altercation; and f. discuss the altercation. RESPONSE:

who you claim you informed about the altercation; any witnesses to the altercation; any injuries you claim you received as a result of the

identify any documents in your possession or control that

INTERROGATORY NO. 10: If you claim you were involved in an altercation with an inmate on June 15, 2002, as stated in section IV of your Complaint (D.I. 2), state: a. b. c. d. e. altercation; and who was involved in the altercation; the nature and cause of the altercation; who you claim you informed about the altercation; any witnesses to the altercation; any injuries you claim you received as a result of the

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f. discuss the altercation. RESPONSE:

identify any documents in your possession or control that

INTERROGATORY NO. 11: If you claim you were involved in an altercation with an inmate on July 16, 2004, as stated in the "Statement" section attached to your Complaint (D.I. 2), state: a. b. c. d. e. altercation; and f. discuss the altercation. RESPONSE: identify any documents in your possession or control that who was involved in the altercation; the nature and cause of the altercation; who you claim you informed about the altercation; any witnesses to the altercation; any injuries you claim you received as a result of the

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INTERROGATORY NO. 12: If you claim you were involved in an altercation with an inmate on July 30, 2004, as stated in the "Statement" section attached to your Complaint (D.I. 2), state: a. b. c. d. e. altercation; and f. discuss the altercation. RESPONSE: identify any documents in your possession or control that who was involved in the altercation; the nature and cause of the altercation; who you claim you informed about the altercation; any witnesses to the altercation; any injuries you claim you received as a result of the

INTERROGATORY NO. 13: State the following: a. describe in detail any information regarding any injuries,

illnesses or diseases you have ever been diagnosed with prior to or during your incarceration at Howard Young; b. information; identify the date on which you became aware of such

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c.

identify all persons having knowledge of such information

including any treating doctors or specialists; and d. information. RESPONSE: identify all documents referring or relating to such

INTERROGATORY NO. 14: Identify each document in your possession and control that relates to the injuries you allegedly sustained from the allegations in your Complaint. RESPONSE:

INTERROGATORY NO. 15: With regard to your specific allegations at page 1 of the attached Statement to the Complaint (D.I. 2) that you suffered a "broken jaw," please identify any and all available medical documentation which supports your claims of injury. RESPONSE:

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INTERROGATORY NO. 16: Please describe in detail any information regarding any alleged mental or behavioral problems you have ever been diagnosed with; identify the date on which you became aware of such information; identify all persons having knowledge of such information including any treating doctors, psychologists or psychiatrists; and identify all documents referring or relating to such information. RESPONSE:

INTERROGATORY NO. 17: Describe any and all incidents you have had while incarcerated in which you have been accused of or found guilty of fighting, disorderly or threatening behavior, or failing to obey an order. RESPONSE:

INTERROGATORY NO. 18: Identify all physicians you have seen or been treated by in the past 10 years, including name, office address, telephone number, dates of examination or treatment, and the medical problem involved, if any. RESPONSE:

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INTERROGATORY NO. 19: Identify all of your criminal convictions in the past 15 years, including the court, jurisdiction, date of conviction, date of sentencing, and the terms of the sentence. RESPONSE:

INTERROGATORY NO. 20: Identify all employment you have had in the past 15 years, including the name and address of each employer, name of supervisor, dates of employment, rate of pay, job title and responsibilities, and reason for termination. RESPONSE:

INTERROGATORY NO. 21: State the total amount of damages you are claiming and the computation used to arrive at the sum. RESPONSE:

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INTERROGATORY NO. 22: Identify each person you intend to call as a fact witness at any trial or hearing in this matter and state the subject matter on which each such witness is expected to testify. RESPONSE:

INTERROGATORY NO. 23: Identify each person you have retained or specifically employed to provide expert testimony in this action or whom you intend to call as an expert witness at the trial of this matter and state the subject matter on which such expert is expected to testify, the substance of the facts and opinions to which such expert is expected to testify and a summary of the grounds for each opinion. RESPONSE:

INTERROGATORY NO. 24: Identify

all

persons

who

provided

information for all or any part of your answers to these Discovery Requests and, for each person named, identify the request as to which each such person provided information. RESPONSE:

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REQUESTS FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS REQUEST NO. 1: Interrogatories set forth above. RESPONSE: All documents requested to be identified in the

REQUEST NO. 2:

All documents reviewed, relied upon or used in

responding to the Interrogatories set forth above. RESPONSE:

REQUEST NO. 3:

Any and all documents, medical reports, notes,

reports of diagnostic tests, charts, diagrams, images, emergency room or ambulance reports, or any other medical records, whether generated prior to, on or following May 31, 2002, which detail any injury you claim you suffered on May 31, 2002. RESPONSE:

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REQUEST NO. 4:

Any and all documents, medical reports, notes,

reports of diagnostic tests, charts, diagrams, images, emergency room or ambulance reports, or any other medical records, whether generated prior to, on or following June 11, 2002, which detail any injury you claim you suffered on June 11, 2002. RESPONSE:

REQUEST NO. 5:

Any and all documents, medical reports, notes,

reports of diagnostic tests, charts, diagrams, images, emergency room or ambulance reports, or any other medical records, whether generated prior to, on or following June 15, 2002, which detail any injury you claim you suffered on June 15, 2002. RESPONSE:

REQUEST NO. 6:

Any and all documents, medical reports, notes,

reports of diagnostic tests, charts, diagrams, images, emergency room or ambulance

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reports, or any other medical records, whether generated prior to, on or following July 16, 2004, which detail any injury you claim you suffered on July 16, 2004. RESPONSE:

REQUEST NO. 7:

Any and all documents, medical reports, notes,

reports of diagnostic tests, charts, diagrams, images, emergency room or ambulance reports, or any other medical records, whether generated prior to, on or following July 30, 2004, which detail any injury you claim you suffered on July 30, 2004. RESPONSE:

REQUEST NO. 8:

All sick call slips you filed referring or relating to

the allegations in your Complaint and the injuries you claim you suffered on: a. b. c. May 31, 2002; June 11, 2002; June 15, 2002;

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d. e. RESPONSE:

July 16, 2004; and July 30, 2004.

REQUEST NO. 9:

All grievances you filed referring or relating to the

allegations in your Complaint and the injuries you claim you suffered on: a. b. c. d. e. RESPONSE: May 31, 2002; June 11, 2002; June 15, 2002; July 16, 2004; and July 30, 2004.

REQUEST NO. 10: Any and all documents which comprise any diary, journal, log, or other written account of the injuries you claim you suffered on May 31, 2002, June 11, 2002, June 15, 2002, July 16, 2004, or July 30, 2004, or which describe,

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detail, or document any other aspect of your life since you have been incarcerated, or which relate to any aspect of your injuries which pre-exist your incarceration. RESPONSE:

REQUEST NO. 11: Any and all documents, medical reports, notes, reports of diagnostic tests, charts, diagrams, images, emergency room or ambulance reports, or any other medical records, which describe in detail your diagnosis of and treatment for a broken jaw. RESPONSE:

REQUEST NO. 12: Any and all documents, medical reports, notes, reports of diagnostic tests, charts, diagrams, images, emergency room or ambulance reports, or any other medical records which support or refute your claim that you were "operated upon from under [your] jaw." RESPONSE:

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REQUEST NO. 13: Any and all documents, medical reports, notes, reports of diagnostic tests, charts, diagrams, images, emergency room or ambulance reports, or any other medical records which support or refute your statement that "[e]leven metal screws were used attempting to mend the jaw." RESPONSE:

REQUEST NO. 14: Any and all documents, medical reports, notes, reports of diagnostic tests, charts, diagrams, images, emergency room or ambulance reports, or any other medical records which support or refute your claim that your "mental health has gotten worse as a result of the injury." RESPONSE:

REQUEST NO. 15: All incident or disciplinary reports filed against you for fighting, disorderly or threatening behavior, or failing to obey an order. RESPONSE:

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REQUEST NO. 16: With respect to each person whom you expect to call as an expert witness at or in connection with the trial or other evidentiary hearing in this case: a. b. all documents provided to or reviewed by the expert; a current curriculum vitae, resume and any other

documents which describe the expert's current qualifications; c. all reports or other documents produced by the expert

which express any findings, conclusions and/or opinions about any of the issues in this case; d. all documents upon which the expert's findings,

conclusions and/or opinions are based; and e. all exhibits to be used as a summary of or support for the

expert's findings, conclusions and/or opinions. RESPONSE:

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REQUEST NO. 17: All documents that you intend to introduce into evidence at the trial of this action. RESPONSE:

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE STATE OF DELAWARE /s/ Erika Y. Tross Erika Y. Tross (#4506) Deputy Attorney General 820 N. French Street, 6th Floor Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 577-8400 Attorney for the State Defendants

Dated: January 10, 2007

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I, Erika Y. Tross, Esq., hereby certify that on January 10, 2007, I caused a true and correct copy of the attached State Defendants' Combined First Set Of Interrogatories And Requests For Production Of Documents Directed To Plaintiff to be served on the following individuals in the form and manner indicated: VIA FIRST CLASS MAIL: Inmate William F. Davis, III SBI #162762 Delaware Correctional Center 1181 Paddock Road Smyrna, DE 19977 VIA ELECTRONIC DELIVERY: Dana Spring Monzo, Esq. McCullough & McKenty, P.A. 1225 N. King Street, Suite 1100 P.O. Box 397 Wilmington, DE 19899-0397 dmonzo@mccmck.com

/s/ Erika Y. Tross Erika Y. Tross (#4506) Deputy Attorney General Delaware Department of Justice Carvel State Office Building 820 N. French Street, 6th Floor Wilmington, DE 19801 302-577-8400