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Rule33. Interrogatories to parties.

(a)Availability; procedures for use.During standard discovery, any party may serve written interrogatories upon anyother party, subject to the limits of Rule26(c)(5).Each interrogatory shall be separately stated and numbered.

(b)Answers and objections. Theresponding party shall serve a written response within 28 days after service ofthe interrogatories. The responding party shall restate each interrogatorybefore responding to it. Each interrogatory shall be answered separately andfully in writing under oath or affirmation, unless it is objected to. If aninterrogatory is objected to, the party shall state the reasons for theobjection. Any reason not stated is waived unless excused by the court for goodcause. An interrogatory is not objectionable merely because an answer involvesan opinion or argument that relates to fact or the application of law to fact.The party shall answer any part of an interrogatory that is not objectionable.

(c)Scope; use at trial. Interrogatoriesmay relate to any discoverable matter. Answers may be used as permitted by the Rules of Evidence.

(d)Option to produce business records.If the answer to an interrogatory may be found by inspecting the answeringparty?s business records, including electronically stored information, and theburden of finding the answer is substantially the same for both parties, theanswering party may identify the records from which the answer may be found.The answering party must give the asking party reasonable opportunity toinspect the records and to make copies, compilations, or summaries. Theanswering party must identify the records in sufficient detail to permit theasking party to locate and to identify them as readily as the answering party.