Rule 9-8. Depositions, Interrogatories, Requests for Admissions Filed, and Pleadings

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Rule 9-8. Depositions, Interrogatories, Requests for Admissions Filed, and Pleadings

   A. Pursuant to 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 or file from another case into evidence, it will be received into evidence by the court only upon the condition that copies be substituted for the originals offered. 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. It 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 admissions shall not be filed as pleadings in any case but may be submitted as exhibits for motions to compel or other motions addressed to the performance or limitation of discovery.

   E. Interrogatories or requests for admissions shall have sufficient space below the interrogatory or request for the responding party to answer. Answers to interrogatories or requests for admissions 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 duplicate all of the questions and provide the answers in the appropriate places within the new document.

   F. Requests for relief under the Nebraska discovery rules must be supported by a representation by the moving party that good faith efforts have been made to resolve the differences before seeking the relief.

Approved September 9, 2010.