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Rule 166c. Stipulations Regarding Discovery Procedure (1988)


Unless the court orders otherwise, the parties may by written agreement (1) provide that depositions may be taken before any person, at any time or place, upon any notice, and in any manner and when so taken may be used like other depositions, and (2) modify the procedures provided by these rules for other methods of discovery. An agreement affecting a deposition upon oral examination is enforceable if the agreement is recorded in the deposition transcript.

July 15, 1987, eff. Jan. 1, 1988. Comment. This is a new rule which allows the parties to modify the existing procedures concerning depositions to fit the facts and situations of the individual case.

Repealed by order of Aug. 4, 1998, and Nov. 9, 1998, eff. Jan. 1, 1999. See Rule 191.1.