OBJECTING TO A RULING OR ORDER
Formal exceptions to rulings or orders of the court are unnecessary; but for all
which an exception has heretofore been necessary it is sufficient that a party, at the time the
ruling or order of the court is made or sought, makes known to the court the action which
the party desires the court to take or the party's objection to the action of the court and the
grounds therefor; and, if a party has no opportunity to object to a ruling or order at the time
it is made, the absence of an objection does not thereafter prejudice the party.
A formal exception to a ruling or order is unnecessary. When the ruling or order is requested or made, a party need only state the action that it wants the court to take or objects to, along with the grounds for the request or objection. Failing to object does not prejudice a party who had no opportunity to do so when the ruling or order was made.
Rule 46 was amended, effective March 1, 1990; _______________.
Rule 46 is identical to
Rule 46, FRCivP, except for style changes
Rule 46 was amended, effective March 1, 1990, to follow the 1987 amendment to the federal rule. The amendment is technical in nature and no substantive change is intended.
Sources: Joint Procedure Committee Minutes of ____________________; April
page 2; December 3, 1987, page 11; October 30-31, 1980, page 31; November 29-30, 1979,
Rule Fed.R.Civ.P. 46 , FRCivP.
N.D.R.C. 1943 § 28-1802, N.D.C.C. §§
28-18-01, and 28-18-03.
Rules N.D.R.Civ.P. 49 (Special Verdicts and
N.D.R.Civ.P. 51 (Instructions to Jury) , N.D.R.Civ.P.;
Rule N.D.R.Crim.P. 51 (Exceptions
Unnecessary) , N.D.R.Crim.P.; Rule N.D.R.Ev. 103
(Rulings on Evidence) , N.D.R.Ev.