RULE 29. STIPULATIONS
ABOUT DISCOVERY PROCEDURE
Unless the court orders otherwise
directed by the court, the
parties may by written
stipulation stipulate in writing that:
(1) provide that depositions (a) a deposition may be taken before
any person, at any time
or place, upon on any notice, and in any the
manner and when so taken may be used like
other depositions, specified in which event it may be used in the same way
as any other
(2) modify (b) other procedures governing or limitations
placed upon limiting discovery
unless they would interfere with any time set for hearing of a motion or for trial
but a stipulation extending the time for any form of discovery must have court approval
if it would interfere with the time set for completing discovery, for hearing a motion, or for
The rule was amended in 1971 to track the 1970 federal amendment.
The rule was amended, effective March 1, 1996; ______________________.
Rule 29 is derived from Fed.R.Civ.P. 29.
Rule 29 was amended, effective _______________, in response to the December 1, 2007, revision of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The language and organization of the rule were changed to make the rule more easily understood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules.
Sources: Joint Procedure Committee Minutes of___________________; January
1995, pages 12-14; November 29-30, 1979, page 5;
29 , FRCivP.
Rules N.D.R.Civ.P. 33 (Interrogatories to
Parties), N.D.R.Civ.P. 34
(Production of Documents and Things and Entry Upon Land for Inspection and Other
Purposes), and N.D.R.Civ.P. 36 (Requests for Admission) ,