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Rule 189. Notice and Service on Written Interrogatories


The party wishing to take the deposition of a witness in a suit pending in court shall file with the clerk or justice of the peace, as the case may be, a notice of his intention to apply for a commission to take the answers of the witness to interrogatories attached to such notice. The notice shall state the name and residence of the witness, or the place where he is to be found, and the suit in which the deposi­tion is to be used; and a copy thereof and of the attached interrogatories shall be served upon the adverse party, or his attorney of record, five days before the issuance of a commission. Whenever the adverse party is a corporation or joint stock association, service may be made upon the president, secretary or treasurer of such corporation or association, or upon the local agent representing such corporation or association in the county in which the suit is pending, or by leaving a copy of the notice and attached interrogatories at the principal place of such corporation or association during office hours.

Source: Art. 3739, unchanged.

Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941.


April 12, 1962, eff. Sept. 1, 1962

July 21, 1970, eff. Jan. 1, 1971

Oct. 3, 1972, eff. Feb. 1, 1973

Repealed by order of Dec. 5, 1983, eff. April 1, 1984. See Rule 208.