TO: Joint Procedure Committee
FROM: Mike Hagburg
DATE: January 9, 2009
RE: Rule 34, N.D.R.Civ.P., Production of Documents and Things and Entry Upon Land for Inspection and Other Purposes
Staff has prepared amendments to Rule 34 based on the federal form and style amendments. The amendments are intended make the rule more easily understood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules. The amendments also aim to modernize the rule, removing references to obsolete authority and practices.
Some language of existing Rule 34(b) was deleted from the federal rule as redundant and is also deleted from the proposed amendments to the North Dakota rule.
The proposed amendments to Rule 34 are attached along with a copy of the amendments
to the federal rule.