Rule 7. Trial.
(a) All parties must bring to the trial all documentsrelated to the controversy regardless of whose position they support.
(b) Parties may have witnesses testify at trial and bringdocuments. To require attendance by a witness who will not attend voluntarily,a party must subpoena the witness. The clerk of the court or a party's attorneymay issue a subpoena pursuant to Utah Rule of Civil Procedure 45. The partyrequesting the subpoena is responsible for service of the subpoena and paymentof any fees. A subpoena must be served at least 5business days prior to trial.
(c) The judge will conduct the trial and question the witnesses.The trial will be conducted in such a way as to giveall parties a reasonable opportunity to present their positions. The judge mayallow parties or their counsel to question witnesses.
(d) The judge may receive the type of evidence commonlyrelied upon by reasonably prudent persons in the conduct of their businessaffairs. The rules of evidence shall not be appliedstrictly. The judge may allow hearsay that is probative, trustworthy andcredible. Irrelevant or unduly repetitious evidence shall beexcluded.
(e) After trial, the judge shall decide the case and directthe entry of judgment. No written findings are required. The clerk of the courtwill serve all parties present with a copy of the judgment.
(f) Costs will be awarded to the prevailing party and toplaintiff in an interpleader action unless the judge otherwise orders.
Effective May 1, 2004