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Rule 7.4. Joint Filings

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Civil Procedure for the Superior Courts of ArizonaEffective: September 1, 2019

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Civil Procedure for the Superior Courts of Arizona (Refs & Annos)
III. Pleadings and Motions; Pretrial Procedures
Effective: September 1, 2019
16 A.R.S. Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 7.4
Rule 7.4. Joint Filings
(a) Duties. If a rule or order requires parties to jointly prepare and file a document with the court, each party must:
(1) make itself reasonably available to participate in preparing the document;
(2) promptly respond to communications from any other party concerning the document;
(3) cooperate and make a good faith effort to resolve differences about the document's content, format, and the manner in which it will be filed; and
(4) assure that the document is timely filed.
(b) Separate Sections. If a rule or order allows it, each party or side may prepare its own section of a joint filing, but each section must be clearly identified as being separately prepared by that party or side. A party or side may not make changes to another party's or side's section of a draft joint filing.
(c) Separate Filing. If the filing of a joint document becomes impractical because another party fails to comply with its duties under this rule, a party may prepare and file a document on its own behalf. If it does so, the filing's title must indicate that the party is filing it separately from the other party.
(d) Sanctions. A court may sanction any party who violates any of its duties under this rule.


Added Sept. 2, 2016, effective Jan. 1, 2017.
16 A. R. S. Rules Civ. Proc., Rule 7.4, AZ ST RCP Rule 7.4
Current with amendments received through 08/15/2020.
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