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Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure Rule 404. Protective Order.


(a) In General. Any party or any person from whom discovery is sought may move for a protective order in the court where the action is pending or, on matters relating to a deposition, in the court where the deposition will be taken. The motion must include a certification that the movant has in good faith conferred or attempted to confer with other affected parties in an effort to resolve the dispute without court action. The court may, for good cause, issue an order to protect a party or person from annoyance, embarrassment, oppression, or undue burden or expense, including one or more of the following:


(1) forbidding the disclosure or discovery;


(2) specifying terms, including time and place, for the disclosure or discovery;


(3) prescribing a discovery method other than the one selected by the party seeking discovery;


(4) forbidding inquiry into certain matters, or limiting the scope of disclosure or discovery to certain matters;


(5) designating the persons who may be present while the discovery is conducted;


(6) requiring that a deposition be sealed and opened only on court order;


(7) requiring that a trade secret or other confidential research, development, or commercial information not be revealed or be revealed only in a specified way; and


(8) requiring that the parties simultaneously file specified documents or information in sealed envelopes, to be opened as the court directs.


(Adopted March 29, 2021, effective July 1, 2021.)

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Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice G Richard Bevan
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice Gregory W. Moeller
Justice Colleen D. Zahn
Justice Cynthia K.C. Meyer

Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Molly J Huskey
Judge Jessica M. Lorello



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