Rule 28. Persons Before Whom Depositions May Be Taken; Depositions in Foreign Countries; Letter...
Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Civil Procedure for the Superior Courts of Arizona
16 A.R.S. Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 28
Rule 28. Persons Before Whom Depositions May Be Taken; Depositions in Foreign Countries; Letters of Request and Commissions
(2) Form of a Request, Notice, or Commission. When a letter of request or any other device is used according to a treaty or convention, it must be captioned in the form prescribed by that treaty or convention. A letter of request may be addressed “To the Appropriate Authority in [name of country].” A deposition notice or commission must designate by name or descriptive title the person before whom the deposition is to be taken.
(3) Letter of Request--Admitting Evidence. Evidence obtained in response to a letter of request need not be excluded because it is not a verbatim transcript, because the testimony was not taken under oath, or because of any similar departure from the requirements for depositions taken within the United States under these rules.
(3) Objections; Waiver. A party waives any error in the form of a letter of request or commission if it does not file a written objection before the clerk issues the letter of request or commission. The court must rule on any timely filed objection before the clerk may issue a letter of request or commission.
Added Sept. 2, 2016, effective Jan. 1, 2017.
16 A. R. S. Rules Civ. Proc., Rule 28, AZ ST RCP Rule 28
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through November 15, 2023. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through November 1, 2023.
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