L4008

Chapter II

DEPOSITIONS AND DISCOVERY

Rule L4002.1   FILING DISCOVERY MATERIAL
Any counsel who files of record any discovery material in violation of Pa.R.C.P. 4002.1 (filing of discovery material), is subject to sanctions upon the court’s own motion.

Note: The filing of unnecessary discovery material by counsel has become a burden of the Prothonotary and the court as the volume of unnecessary documents clutters the record and creates storage problems.

Rule L4008 ORAL DEPOSITIONS, LIMITATION
Any deposition of a non-medical deponent by any party shall be taken in the law offices of the Lawrence County counsel unless all parties agree to another location. If all counsel are from outside Lawrence County and counsel wish to take any deposition in the Lawrence County Government Center, the date, place and time of the deposition shall be coordinated with the District Court Administrator. Any notice issued contrary to this Rule shall be void.

Note: This Rule will permit the scheduling and taking of depositions of medical witnesses at the physicians’ office. For non-medical witnesses, however, the rule is designed to prevent the abuse of scheduling depositions without regard to the convenience of other parties to the action.