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Rule 10-9. Depositions, Interrogatories, Requests for Admissions, and Pleadings

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   A. Pursuant to the discovery rules of the Supreme Court, depositions will not be filed with the clerk of the court, but delivered by the reporter to the possession of the attorney taking such deposition. The reporter shall, however, file with the clerk of the court a certificate confirming that such deposition was taken, naming the witness, the date and place of the deposition, the person to whom the deposition was delivered, the date of delivery, and the cost of the deposition. The certificate shall be filed prior to the trial or other disposition of the case.

   B. When it becomes necessary or appropriate to introduce any pleading from another case into evidence, such shall be received into evidence by the court only upon the condition that copies be substituted for the originals so offered. Such copies must be of a permanent type and of a quality acceptable to the reporter for use in any record on appeal.

   C. At no time shall any original pleading or filing be incorporated into any transcript or bill of exceptions, but this shall at all times remain in the custody of the clerk of the court unless otherwise ordered by the court.

   D. Interrogatories and requests for admission shall not be filed as pleadings in any case, but may be submitted as exhibits to motions to compel or other motions addressed to the performance or limitation of such discovery.

   E. Interrogatories or requests for admission shall have sufficient space below the interrogatory or request for the responding party to answer. Answers to interrogatories or requests for admission shall be typed with the answers following the question. If there is insufficient space, or if preferred by the responding party, the responding party may simply retype all of the questions and provide the answers in the appropriate places within the new document.

   F. Requests for relief under the discovery rules of the Supreme Court must be supported by a representation, by the moving party, that sincere efforts have been made to resolve differences before seeking the relief.

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