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Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure

RULE 34.  PRODUCING DOCUMENTS, ELECTRONICALLY STORED INFORMATION, AND TANGIBLE THINGS, OR ENTERING ONTO LAND, FOR INSPECTION AND OTHER PURPOSES

      (a) In General.  A party may serve on any other party a request within the scope of Rule 26(b):

              (1) to produce and permit the requesting party or its representative to inspect, copy, test, or sample the following items in the responding party’s possession, custody, or control:

                    (A) any designated documents or electronically stored information—including writings, drawings, graphs, charts, photographs, sound recordings, images, and other data or data compilations—stored in any medium from which information can be obtained either directly or, if necessary, after translation by the responding party into a reasonably usable form; or

                    (B) any designated tangible things; or

              (2) to permit entry onto designated land or other property possessed or controlled by the responding party, so that the requesting party may inspect, measure, survey, photograph, test, or sample the property or any designated object or operation on it.

      [As amended; effective March 1, 2014.]

      (b) Procedure.

              (1) Contents of the Request.  The request:

                    (A) must describe with reasonable particularity each item or category of items to be inspected;

                    (B) must specify a reasonable time, place, and manner for the inspection and for performing the related acts; and

                    (C) may specify the form or forms in which electronically stored information is to be produced.

              (2) Responses and Objections.

                    (A) Time to Respond.  The party to whom the request is directed must respond in writing within 30 days after being served. A shorter or longer time may be stipulated under Rule 29 or be ordered by the court.

                    (B) Responding to Each Item.  For each item or category, the response must either state that inspection and related activities will be permitted as requested or state the ground for objecting to the request, with specificity, including the reasons.

                    (C) Objections.  An objection must state whether any responsive materials are being withheld on the basis of that objection. An objection to part of a request must specify the part and permit inspection of the rest.

                    (D) Responding to Request for Production of Electronically Stored Information.  The response may state an objection to a requested form for producing electronically stored information. If the responding party objects to a requested form—or if no form was specified in the request—the party must state the form or forms it intends to use.

                    (E) Producing the Documents or Electronically Stored Information.  Unless otherwise stipulated or ordered by the court, these procedures apply to producing documents or electronically stored information:

                                 (i) A party must produce documents as they are kept in the usual course of business or must organize and label them to correspond to the categories in the request;

                                 (ii) If a request does not specify a form for producing electronically stored information, a party must produce it in a form or forms in which it is ordinarily maintained or in a reasonably usable form or forms; and

                                 (iii) A party need not produce the same electronically stored information in more than one form.

      [As amended; effective March 1, 2014.]

      (c) Nonparties.  As provided in Rule 45, a nonparty may be compelled to produce documents, electronically stored information and tangible things or to permit an inspection.

      [As amended; effective March 1, 2014.]

      (d) Expenses of Copying.  The party requesting that documents be copied must pay the reasonable cost therefor and the court may, upon such terms as are just, direct the respondent to copy the documents.

      [Added; effective January 1, 1988.]

About the Author

Jay Young is a Las Vegas, Nevada attorney. His practice focuses on business law, business litigation, and acting as an Arbitrator and Mediator. Peers have named him an AV-Rated Lawyer, Best Lawyers, a Top 100 Super Lawyers in the Mountain States multiple years, and to the Legal Elite and Top Lawyers lists for many years. Mr. Young has been appointed a part time Judge, a Special Master to the Clark County, Nevada Business Court, as an arbitrator by the Nevada Supreme Court. He has been appointed as an arbitrator or mediator of well over 250 legal disputes from business disputes to personal injury matters. He has been named Best Lawyers for Arbitration. Mr. Young is a respected author of ten books, including A Litigator’s Guide to Federal Evidentiary Objections, A Litigator’s Guide to the Federal Rules of Evidence, and the Federal Court Civil Litigation Checklist.
Mr. Young can be reached at 702.667.4868 or at jay@h2law.com.

 

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