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Rule 29. Stipulations regardingdisclosure and discovery procedure.

The parties may modify the limits and procedures for disclosure anddiscovery by filing, before the close of standard discovery and after reaching thelimits of standard discovery imposed by these rules, a stipulated statementthat the extraordinary discovery is necessary and proportional under Rule 26(b)(2)and that each party has reviewed and approved a discovery budget. Stipulationsextending the time for disclosure or discovery do not require a statementregarding proportionality or discovery budgets. Stipulations extending the timefor or limits of disclosure or discovery require court approval only if theextension would interfere with a court order for completion of discovery orwith the date of a hearing or trial.