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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 (SLI NO 134 OF 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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