Discovery Documents and Exhibits
(a) Discovery Documents. Unless ordered otherwise, initial and supplemental disclosures, transcripts of depositions, interrogatories, requests for production, inspection or admissions and responses shall not be filed with the Court except that a “Notice of Service” must be filed. Filing a notice of taking deposition satisfies the requirement of filing a “Notice of Service.” This Local Rule does not preclude the use of discovery papers as exhibits or as evidence in a motion or a trial. Any party may request that the Court permit the filing of an original document.
(b) Exhibits. Exhibits in the custody of the Clerk after being marked for identification or having been introduced and/or admitted into evidence shall be disposed of as follows:
(1) Returned to the party who offered the exhibit if the Clerk receives a written request for their return within thirty (30) days after the time for taking an appeal has expired or after an appeal has become final.
(2) If not returned pursuant to a timely request, the Clerk will destroy the exhibits.
Notes 2018: Title of LR updated to better reflect content. This Rule now requires a “Notice of Service” to be filed for all disclosures. The procedures concerning sealed documents is now found at new LR 5005-6. Other minor text edits.
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