DISCLOSURE AND DISCOVERY AMENDMENTS
URCP026. General provisions governing disclosure and discovery. Amend. The proposed amendments to Rule 26 extend several discovery timelines and clarify multiple provisions. The amendments also include the language currently proposed in SJR004 (2021), which addresses a party’s duty to pay an expert witness’s hourly fee for attendance at a deposition (lines 113-114).
FAMILY LAW AMENDMENTS
As a whole, the family law amendments below are intended to
URCP010. Form of pleadings and other papers. Amend.
URCP012. Defenses and objections. Amend.
URCP026. General provisions governing disclosure and discovery. Amend.
URCP026.01. Disclosure and discovery in domestic relations actions. Amend.
URCP100A. Case Management of Domestic Relations Actions. NEW.
URCP104. Divorce decree upon affidavit. Amend.
URCP106. Modification of final domestic relations order. Amend.
URCP 006. Time. Repeal and reenact. Conforms the computation of time to the approach of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Deadlines of 30 days or less in several rules will be modified to a uniform 7/14/21/28 days. The list of deadlines proposed to be amended is linked. If approved, those rules will be amended to change the deadlines as indicated, but the rules will not be published for comment. Deadlines not listed are not proposed to be amended.
URCP 010. Form of pleadings and other papers. Amend. Prohibits a graphic or “wet” signature on an electronically filed document.
URCP 058B. Satisfaction of judgment. Amend. Requires the creditor to file a satisfaction of judgment within 28 days after the judgment has been paid.
Withdrawal of counsel. Amend. Permits an attorney making a limited appearance to withdraw by announcing the withdrawal in court, if permitted by the judge.
URCP 075. Limited Appearance. Amend. Permits an attorney making a limited appearance to announce the appearance in court, if permitted by the judge.
URCP 010. Form of pleadings and other papers. Amend. Requires designation of the discovery tier in the caption of a claim. Requires a court-approved coversheet for counterclaims and cross claims as well as complaints. Requires that a lawyer’s contact information on a paper be the same as on file with the Utah State Bar.
URCP 011. Signing of pleadings, motions, affidavits, and other papers; representations to court; sanctions. Amend. Deletes a provision that conflicts with Rule 26(e). The consequence will be that the signature on disclosures, discovery requests and discovery responses is a certification under Rule 11.
URCP 026. General provisions governing disclosure and discovery. Amend. Changes the time for initial disclosures. Provides for timing of disclosure and discovery of rebuttal experts. Clarifies that disclosure and discovery documents must be served.
URCP 026.02. Disclosures in personal injury actions. Amend. Narrows the limitation on the further use of disclosures to Plaintiff’s Social Security number and Medicare health insurance claim numbers. In a committee note, describes the committee’s intent regarding the scope of the rule.
URCP 037. Discovery and disclosure motions; Sanctions. Amend. Allows the court to enter sanctions if a motion for a protective order or motion to compel is denied.
URCP 105. Shortening 90 day waiting period in domestic matters. Amend. Changes the standard of “good cause” to extraordinary circumstances” in keeping with Section 30-3-18.
URCP 001. General provisions. Amend. Removes electronic filing from the pilot project phase.
URCP 005. Service and filing of pleadings and other papers. Amend. Recognizes electronic service, as well as traditional methods. Permits the judge to require electronic filing.
URCP 010. Form of pleadings and other papers. Amend. Prohibits redundant, immaterial, impertinent or scandalous matter. Makes upper-left corner of document uniform for represented and self-represented parties. Permits but does not require a graphic signature if a document is electronically filed. Includes electronic records within the scope of the rules.
URCP 011. Signing of pleadings, motions, and other papers; representations to court; sanctions. Amend. Permits a self-authenticated statement instead of an affidavit in accordance with Section 46-5-101. Recognizes electronic signatures.
URCP 064D. Writ of garnishment. Amend. To accommodate electronic filing, the amendment allows the creditor to pledge to serve the garnishee’s fee rather than attach it to the filing.