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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 21.03

Answers to interrogatories

             (1)  A party who is ordered to answer interrogatories must do so by filing:

                     (a)  written answers in accordance with:

                              (i)  Form 40; and

                             (ii)  subrules (3) and (4); and

                     (b)  an affidavit verifying the answers in accordance with rule 21.04.

             (2)  The party must serve the documents mentioned in subrule (1) on each party who has filed a notice of address for service.

             (3)  The answers must address each interrogatory:

                     (a)  by directly answering the substance of the interrogatory; or

                     (b)  by objecting to answer the interrogatory on a ground mentioned in subrule (4) and briefly stating the facts on which the objection is based.

             (4)  A party may object to answering an interrogatory only on one or more of the following grounds:

                     (a)  that the interrogatory does not relate to an issue raised on the pleadings and in issue;

                     (b)  that the interrogatory is vexatious or oppressive;

                     (c)  privilege.

Note:          The Court will, in its order, specify the time for compliance.



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