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Rules of Civil Procedure

URCP 056. Summary judgment. Amend. Moves the special requirements for motions for summary judgment from Rule 7 to Rule 56. Conforms more closely to FRCP 56, but retains the requirement under Utah law that the party with the burden of proof on an issue must meet its initial burden to present materials in the record establishing that no genuine issue of material fact exists and that the party with the burden of proof is entitled to judgment as a matter of law.

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URCP 007. Pleadings allowed; motions, memoranda, hearings, orders. Repeal and reenact. In conjunction with amendments to Rule 54 and Rule 58A, addresses the finality and appealability of orders and judgments. Integrates the memorandum supporting a motion with the motion itself. Regulates the process for citing supplemental authority. Prohibits proposed orders before a decision, except for specified motions. Requires an objection to evidence, rather than a motion to strike evidence. Requires a counter-motion rather than a motion in the opposing memorandum. Includes other provisions regulating motion practice.
URCP 054. Judgment; costs. Amend. In conjunction with amendments to Rule 58A, addresses the finality and appealability of judgments. Conforms more closely to FRCP 54.
URCP 058A. Entry of judgment; abstract of judgment. Amend. In conjunction with amendments to Rule 54, addresses the finality and appealability of judgments. Conforms more closely to FRCP 58. Requires that a judgment be set forth in a separate document. If a separate document is not prepared, establishes the date on which the decision, however designated, becomes final and appealable.
URCP 101. Motion practice before court commissioners. Amend. Modifies deadlines and procedures for motions presented to court commissioners.

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URCP 026. General provisions governing disclosure and discovery. Amend. Refers the person requesting extraordinary discovery to rule 37.
URCP 045. Subpoena. Amend. Refers the person objecting to a subpoena or requesting an order to compel to rule 37. Requires that a third-party subpoena be served on the other parties.

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URCP 005. Service and filing of pleadings and other papers. Amend. Eliminates service by fax. Eliminates the requirement that a party must agree to service by email. Describes how to file an affidavit or declaration, given the requirements of e-filing. Makes numerous amendments intended to simplify the text.
URCP 030. Depositions upon oral questions. Amend. Deletes an incorrect reference to appellate transcripts of court hearings as the method for preparing a transcript of a deposition.
URCP 037. Discovery and disclosure motions; Sanctions. Amend. Replaces traditional discovery motions with the process of expedited statements of discovery issues currently found in Code of Judicial Administration Rule 4-502. If approved, the procedural provisions of Rule 4-502 will be deleted. Allows costs and attorney’s fees to be included as part of a statement of discovery issues, but requires a motion for sanctions.

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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.
URCP 074.
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.

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URCP 007. Pleadings allowed; motions, memoranda, hearings, orders. Amend. Adopts expedited procedures for resolution of specified motions related to disclosure and discovery. If approved, similar provisions currently in the Code of Judicial Administration will be deleted.
URCP 058A. Entry of judgment; abstract of judgment. Amend. Requires the party preparing the judgment to promptly serve a copy of the signed judgment on the other parties and promptly file proof of service with the court. Proposed in conjunction with proposed amendments to URAP 4.
URCP 058B. Satisfaction of judgment. Amend. Requires the creditor to file a satisfaction of judgment upon the debtor’s request.
URCP 064D. Writ of garnishment. Amend. Extends a writ of continuing garnishment to one year, unless a second or subsequent writ is served.

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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.

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URCP 025. Substitution of parties. Amend. Clarifies that the notice of hearing on a motion to substitute parties must be served with the motion if the hearing has been scheduled by the time the motion is served.

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URCP 026.02 Disclosures in personal injury actions. New. Described special disclosures in personal injury actions.
URCP 083. Vexatious litigants. New. Establishes the standards and procedures for declaring a person to be a vexatious litigant. Establishes management of cases involving vexatious litigants.

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