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Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 30(d). Conduct During Depositions; Motions to Terminate or Limit Examination.

(1) Any objection to evidence during a deposition shall be stated concisely and in a non-argumentative and non-suggestive manner. Conduct of counsel or other persons during the deposition shall not impede, delay or frustrate the fair examination of the deponent. If the court finds an impediment, delay or other conduct has frustrated the fair examination of the deponent, it may impose upon the persons responsible appropriate sanctions, including the reasonable costs and attorney's fees incurred by parties as a result thereof, and those listed in Rule 37(b). 


(2) Any time during the taking of the deposition, on motion of a party or of the deponent and upon a showing that the examination is being conducted in bad faith or in such a manner as unreasonably to annoy, embarrass, or oppress the deponent or party, the court in which the action is pending or in the district court or magistrates division where the deposition is being taken may order the officer conducting the examination to cease forthwith from taking the deposition, or may limit the scope and manner of the taking of the deposition as provided in Rule 26(c). If the order made terminates the examination, it shall be resumed thereafter only upon the order of the court in which the action is pending. Upon demand of the objecting party or deponent, the taking of the deposition shall be suspended for the time necessary to make a motion for an order. The provisions of Rule 37(a)(4) apply to the award of expenses incurred in relations to the motion.

(Amended March 31, 1998, effective July 1, 1998.)

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