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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 2.29

Documents on a Court file--removal, redaction and storage

             (1)  A document on a Court file will be removed from the Court file and replaced with a redacted copy if:

                     (a)  the Court has ordered that the document be removed and replaced:

                              (i)  on its own initiative; or

                             (ii)  on the application of a party under rule 6.01 or subrule 16.21(2); or

                     (b)  for an affidavit--the Court has ordered that the affidavit be removed and replaced with a redacted copy:

                              (i)  on its own initiative; or

                             (ii)  on the application of a party under subrule 29.03(2); or

                     (c)  the Court is satisfied that:

                              (i)  any part of the document is otherwise an abuse of process of the Court; and

                             (ii)  it is reasonably practicable for that part of the document to be redacted.

             (2)  A party may apply to the Court for an order under paragraph (1)(c) that a document be removed from the Court file and replaced with a redacted copy.

             (3)  If a part or parts of a document are struck out or removed under this rule:

                     (a)  the corresponding part or parts of the redacted copy of the document must be unable to be read in any way; and

                     (b)  the redacted copy must be marked with:

                              (i)  the date on which the order was made; and

                             (ii)  each date on which redaction was performed.

             (4)  A document removed from a Court file under this rule must be stored:

                     (a)  if an order mentioned in this rule specifies a way to store the document--in the way specified in the order; or

                     (b)  otherwise--as directed by the District Registrar.

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