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ARCP Rule 29: Stipulations regarding discovery procedure

Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure

V. DEPOSITIONS AND DISCOVERY

Rule 29. Stipulations regarding discovery procedure

Unless the court orders otherwise, the parties may by written stipulation (1) provide that depositions may be taken before any person, at any time or place, upon any notice, and in any manner and when so taken may be used like other depositions, and (2) modify the procedures provided by these rules for other methods of discovery.

(dc) District Court Rule. Rule 29 applies in the district courts.

Committee Comments on 1973 Adoption

This rule differs from Federal Rule 29 in that this rule eliminates the Federal requirement for court approval for an extension of time under Rules 33, 34 and 36. The Federal limitations upon extensions of time for interrogatories, production, and admissions seem unnecessary and cumbersome for state practice. This rule is virtually identical to Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure 29. For prior treatment under Alabama law of this subject matter, see Tit. 7, ยง 474(8), Code of Ala.