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2008-05-01-02

The Supreme Court of South Carolina

RE: Amendment to the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure


ORDER


By order dated January 31, 2008 (copy attached), this Court adopted an amendment to the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure and this amendment was submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to Art. V, § 4A, of the South Carolina Constitution. Since ninety days have passed since submission without rejection by the General Assembly, the amendment is effective immediately.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

s/Jean H. Toal                                    C.J.

s/James E. Moore                             J.

s/John H. Waller, Jr.                           J.

s/Costa M. Pleicones                        J.

s/Donald W. Beatty                            J.

Columbia, South Carolina
May 1, 2008


The Supreme Court of South Carolina

In re: Amendments to South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure


ORDER


Pursuant to Article V, § 4 of the South Carolina Constitution, Rule 33(b) of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure is hereby amended as provided in the attachment to this order. This amendment shall be submitted to the General Assembly as provided by Art. V, § 4A of the South Carolina Constitution.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

s/Jean H. Toal                                    C.J.

s/James E. Moore                             J.

s/John H. Waller, Jr.                           J.

s/Costa M. Pleicones                        J.

s/Donald W. Beatty                            J.

Columbia, South Carolina
January 31, 2008


AMENDMENTS TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA
RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE

Rule 33(b), SCRCP, is hereby amended as follows:

RULE 33
INTERROGATORIES TO PARTIES

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(b) Standard Interrogatories.  In all cases the following standard interrogatories may be served by one party upon another unless otherwise ordered by the court for good cause shown.  The interrogatories shall be deemed to continue from the time of service, until the time of trial of the action so that information sought, which comes to the knowledge of a party, or his representative or attorney, after original answers to interrogatories have been submitted, shall be promptly transmitted to the other party.

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(8) [Defendants only.]  If the defendant is improperly identified, give the proper identification and state whether counsel will accept service of an amended summons and pleading reflecting the correct information.

(9) Limitations.  In addition to the standard interrogatories authorized by this paragraph, the court may order additional interrogatories for good cause shown in any case.  In all actions in which the amount in controversy is not less than $25,000, and in all actions for declaratory or injunctive relief, a party may serve additional interrogatories including more than one set of interrogatories upon any other party; but the total number of general interrogatories to any one party shall not exceed fifty questions including subparts, except by leave of court upon good cause shown.

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