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Local Rules of Civil Procedure

LR 27 - Depositions: Before Action or Pending Appeal

(See Fed. R. Civ. P. 27)

LR 27-1 Before Action Filed (See Fed. R. Civ. P. 27(a))

  1. A party seeking to perpetuate testimony must file a verified petition and proposed order with the Clerk's Office.
  2. Upon payment of the required filing fee, the Clerk's Office will open a miscellaneous case and refer the petition and proposed order to the duty magistrate judge for calendaring and disposition.

LR 27-2 Pending Appeal (See Fed. R. Civ. P. 27(b))

Unless otherwise requested by a party, a motion to perpetuate testimony pending an appeal will be processed as a discovery motion pursuant to LR 26-3.

LR 27-3 Relationship to LR 30

The requirements of LR 30 apply to depositions conducted under LR 27.

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