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Rule 200.3. Questions and Objections (1999)
(a) Direct questions. The direct questions to be propounded to the witness must be attached to the notice.
(b) Objections and additional questions. Within ten days after the notice and direct questions are served, any party may object to the direct questions and serve cross-questions on all other parties. Within five days after cross-questions are served, any party may object to the cross-questions and serve redirect questions on all other parties. Within three days after redirect questions are served, any party may object to the redirect questions and serve recross questions on all other parties. Objections to recross questions must be served within five days after the earlier of when recross questions are served or the time of the deposition on written questions.
(c) Objections to form of questions. Objections to the form of a question are waived unless asserted in accordance with this subdivision.
Amended by order of Nov. 9, 1998, eff. Jan. 1, 1999.
|Prior Amendments||Future Amendments|
|Aug. 4, 1998, eff. Jan. 1, 1999|
Notes and Comments
Comments to 1999 change:
1. The procedures for asserting objections during oral depositions under Rule 199 .5( e) do not apply to depositions on written questions.
2. Section 20.001 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code provides that a deposition on written questions of a witness who is alleged to reside or to be in this state may be taken by a clerk of a district court, a judge or clerk of a county court, or a notary public of this state.