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Rule 7

Rule 7. Trial.

(a) All parties must bring to the trial all documentsrelated to the controversy regardless of whose position they support.

(b) Parties may have witnesses testify at trial and bringdocuments. To require attendance by a witness who will not attend voluntarily,a party must subpoena the witness. The clerk of the court or a party's attorneymay issue a subpoena pursuant to Utah Rule of Civil Procedure 45. The partyrequesting the subpoena is responsible for service of the subpoena and payment ofany fees. A subpoena must be served at least 5 business days prior to trial.

(c) The judge will conduct the trial and question thewitnesses. The trial will be conducted in such a way as to give all parties areasonable opportunity to present their positions. The judge may allow partiesor their counsel to question witnesses.

(d) The judge may receive the type of evidence commonlyrelied upon by reasonably prudent persons in the conduct of their businessaffairs. The rules of evidence shall not be applied strictly. The judge mayallow hearsay that is probative, trustworthy and credible. Irrelevant or undulyrepetitious evidence shall be excluded.

(e) After trial, the judge shall decide the case and directthe entry of judgment. No written findings are required. The clerk of thecourt will serve all parties present with a copy of the judgment.

(f) Costs will be awarded to the prevailing party and toplaintiff in an interpleader action unless the judge otherwise orders.