RULE 29. STIPULATIONS ABOUT DISCOVERY PROCEDURE
Unless the court orders otherwise, the parties may stipulate in writing that:
(a) a deposition may be taken before any person, at any time or place, on any notice, and in the manner specified -- in which event it may be used in the same way as any other deposition; and
(b) other procedures governing or limiting discovery be 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, 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.
CROSS REFERENCE: 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).