Bill Summary for H 376 (2015-2016)

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Apr 21 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 376 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 26, 2015
AN ACT AMENDING THE RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE TO MODERNIZE DISCOVERY OF EXPERT WITNESSES AND CLARIFYING EXPERT WITNESS COSTS IN CIVIL ACTIONS.
Intro. by Jordan, Stam, Glazier.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Deletes language which stated parties have the option of submitting a written report of the opinion that an expert witness will express and the basis and reasons for it, unless otherwise stipulated or ordered by the courtNow provides that this option exists and does not provide for preemption by the court or by stipulation.

Makes technical changes.

Adds clarifying language that provides that the notice requirements provided in Rule 26(b) concerning witnesses providing written reports do not apply if neither party had less than 120 days notice of the trial.

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