Rule 34. Producing Documents, Electronically Stored Information, and Tangible Things, or Enteri...
Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Civil Procedure for the Superior Courts of Arizona
16 A.R.S. Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 34
Rule 34. Producing Documents, Electronically Stored Information, and Tangible Things, or Entering Onto Land, for Inspection and Other Purposes
<For applicability of amending Order No. R-17-0010, effective July 1, 2018, see the Application Provisions note at the beginning of the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure.>
(A) any designated documents or electronically stored information--including writings, drawings, graphs, charts, photographs, sound recordings, images, and other data or data compilations--stored in any medium from which information can be obtained either directly or, if necessary, after translation by the responding party into a reasonably usable form; or
(A) Time to Respond. Unless the parties agree or the court orders otherwise, the party to whom the request is directed must respond in writing within 30 days after being served. Subject to compliance with Rule 26(f)(1) by the party serving discovery, a defendant may serve its responses and any objections within 60 days after service--or execution of a waiver of service--of the summons and complaint on that defendant.
(D) Responding to a Request for Production of Electronically Stored Information. The response may state an objection to a requested form for producing electronically stored information. If the responding party objects to a requested form--or if no form was specified in the request--the party must state the form or forms it intends to use, which must be native form or another reasonably usable form that will enable the requesting party to have the same ability to access, search, and display the information as the responding party.
(ii) if a request does not specify a form for producing electronically stored information, a party must produce it in native form or in another reasonably usable form that will enable the requesting party to have the same ability to access, search, and display the information as the responding party; and
Added Sept. 2, 2016, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Amended Aug. 31, 2017, effective July 1, 2018.
Rule 34 provides for the inspection and, if desired, copying of discoverable documents. The costs of copying should be borne by the party that requests that copies be made. If a party designates documents to be copied after a permitted inspection, or specifies in the request that copies of documents may be provided in response, that party should be responsible for any copying costs involved. If a party, in response to a request made under this rule, elects to furnish copies in lieu of permitting an inspection, that party should bear any copying or related costs incurred. Reference should be made to A.R.S. § 12-351 (costs of compliance with subpoena for production of documentary evidence; payment by requesting party; definitions) for guidelines as to what constitutes reasonable copying charges.
16 A. R. S. Rules Civ. Proc., Rule 34, AZ ST RCP Rule 34
Current with amendments received through 11/1/19
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