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RULE 2-411. DEPOSITION--RIGHT TO TAKE

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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 2. Civil Procedure--Circuit Court
Chapter 400. Discovery (Refs & Annos)
MD Rules, Rule 2-411
RULE 2-411. DEPOSITION--RIGHT TO TAKE
Any party to an action may cause the testimony of a person, whether or not a party, to be taken by deposition for the purpose of discovery or for use as evidence in the action or for both purposes. Leave of court must be obtained to take a deposition (a) before the earliest day on which any defendant's initial pleading or motion is required; (b) that is longer than one seven-hour day; (c) of an individual confined in prison; or (d) of an individual who has previously been deposed in the same action unless further deposition is permitted under Rule 2-415 (i) because substantive changes have been made to the deposition transcript. Leave of court may be granted on such terms as the court prescribes.
Source: This Rule is derived from former Rule 401 and the 2000 version of Fed. R. Civ. P. 30 (d)(2).

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[Adopted April 6, 1984, eff. July 1, 1984. Amended Nov. 12, 2003, eff. Jan. 1, 2004; Dec. 8, 2003, eff. July 1, 2004.]

Editors' Notes

HISTORICAL NOTES
2003 Orders
The November 12, 2003, order added clause (b), related to a seven-hour limitation on depositions and reordered former clauses (b) and (c), now clauses (c) and (d); and amended the source note.
The December 8, 2003, order inserted “unless further deposition is permitted under Rule 2-415 (i) because substantive changes have been made to the deposition transcript”.
MD Rules, Rule 2-411, MD R RCP CIR CT Rule 2-411
Current with amendments received through July 1, 2019.
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