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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 20.15

Non-standard and more extensive discovery

             (1)  A party seeking an order for discovery (other than standard discovery) must identify the following:

                     (a)  any criteria mentioned in rules 20.14(1) and (2) that should not apply;

                     (b)   any other criteria that should apply;

                     (c)  whether the party seeks the use of categories of documents in the list of documents;

                     (d)  whether discovery should be given in an electronic format;

                     (e)  whether discovery should be given in accordance with a discovery plan.

             (2)  An application by a party under subrule (1) must be accompanied by the following:

                     ( a)  if categories of documents are sought--a list of the proposed categories; and

                     (b)  if discovery is sought by an electronic format--the proposed format; and

                     (c)  if a discovery plan is sought to be used--a draft of the discovery plan.

             (3)  An application by a party seeking more extensive discovery than is required under rule 20.14 must be accompanied by an affidavit stating why the order should be made.

             (4)  For this Division:

"category of documents " includes documents, or a bundle of documents, of the same or a similar type of character.

Note:          A discovery plan is a plan that has regard to the issues in dispute and the likely number, nature and significance of the documents discoverable in relation to those issues--see the Court's Practice Note CM6, 'Electronic Technology in Litigation'.



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