A party to a lawsuit is permitted to ask another party to admit certain facts relevant to the case. The purpose of a request to admit is to streamline the case and avoid having to prove obvious facts. A secondary reason and benefit of a Request to Admit is to prove to your opponent that you have enough facts that can be readily presented to the jury to prove your case and that we will likely get a verdict in your favor. A Request to Admit a series of facts can be a very valuable tool in demonstrating to the opponent that they are going to probably lose and therefore should make a settlement offer approximating the expected jury verdict. That would save the time and expense of a jury trial.