RULE 29. STIPULATIONS
REGARDING ABOUT DISCOVERY
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
deposition; and (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
modified - 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 trial.
The rule was amended in 1971 to track the 1970 federal
The rule was amended, effective March 1, 1996; March 1, 2011.
Rule 29 is derived from Fed.R.Civ.P. 29.
Rule 29 was amended, effective March 1, 2011, 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 September 25, 2008, page 23; January
26-27, 1995, pages 12-14; November 29-30, 1979, page 5;
Fed.R.Civ.P. 29 ,
Rules N.D.R.Civ.P. 33 (Interrogatories to Parties),
(Production of Documents and Things and Entry Upon Land for Inspection and Other
Purposes), and N.D.R.Civ.P. 36 (Requests for Admission) ,