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Rule 196. Taking of Written Deposition


Upon the appearance of the witness any officer authorized to take depositions shall proceed to take his answers to the questions and cross-questions, if any, reduce to writing, and shall cause the same to be signed and sworn to by the witness. The officer shall certify that the answers were signed and sworn to by the witness before him, and shall seal them up in an envelope, together with the questions and cross-questions, if any, write his name across the seal, and indorse an the envelope the names of the parties to the suit and of the witnesses, and shall direct the package to the clerk of the court or justice of the peace where the action is pending. If the depositions be sent by mail, the officer taking the same shall certify on the envelope enclosing the depositions that he in person deposited same in the mail for transmission, stating the date when and the post office in which the same are so deposited.

Amended by order of July 21, 1970, eff. Jan. 1, 1971: References to the commission have been eliminated, and the word "questions" has been substituted for "interrogatories."

Prior Amendments Future Amendments
Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941 Repealed by order of Dec. 5, 1983, eff. April 1, 1984. See Rule 208.