Rule 34. Production of Documents and Things and Entry Upon Land for Inspection and Other Purposes

Rule 34.01. Scope

Any party may serve on any other party a request (1) to produce and permit the party making the request, or someone acting on the requesting party’s behalf, to inspect, copy, test or sample any designated documents or electronically stored information (including writings, drawings, graphs, charts, photographs, sound recordings. images, phonorecords, and other data and data compilations stored in any medium from which information can be obtained either directly or, if necessary, after translation by the respondent though into a reasonably usable form), or to inspect and copy, test, or sample any designated tangible things which constitute or contain matters within the scope of Rule 26.02 and which are in the possession, custody or control of the party upon whom the request is served; or (2) to permit entry upon designated land or other property in the possession or control of the party upon whom the request is served for the purpose of inspection and measuring, surveying, photographing, testing, or sampling the property or any designated object or operation thereon, within the scope of Rule 26.02.

[As amended July 1, 1979, and by order of January 8, 2009, effective Jly (sic) 1, 2009.]

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