Rule 5. Discovery in civil actions.

 

 

 

Rule 5.1. Prompt completion.

Rule 5.2. Filing requirements.

5.3 Depositions Upon Oral Examination

 

Rule 5.1. Prompt completion.

 

In order for a party to utilize the courts compulsory process to compel discovery, any desired discovery procedures must first be commenced promptly, pursued diligently and completed without unnecessary delay and within six months after the filing of the answer. At any time, the court, in its discretion, may extend, reopen or shorten the time to utilize the courts compulsory process to compel discovery.

 

Rule 5.2. Filing requirements.

 

(1) Depositions and other original discovery material shall not be filed with the court unless or until required by the provisions of O.C.G.A. § 9-11-29.1(a) (1) (5).

 

(2) A party serving Interrogatories, Requests for Production of Documents, Requests for Admission and Answers or responses thereto upon counsel, a party or a non party shall file with the court a certificate indicating the pleading which was served, the date of service (or that the same has been delivered for service with the summons) and the persons served.


5.3 Depositions Upon Oral Examination

Duration Unless otherwise authorized by the court or stipulated by the parties, a deposition is limited to one day of seven hours. The court must allow additional time if needed for a fair examination of the deponent or if the deponent or another person or other circumstance impedes or delays the examination.