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Bills. If, after an action has been entered for 3 months, a party
submits copies of bills incurred to opposing counsel, and no objection has been
made within 30 days, the bills may be introduced without formal proof.
(1) If a party plans to use or refer to any prior criminal record, for the
purpose of attacking or affecting the credibility of a party or witness, the
party shall first furnish a copy of same to the opposing party, and then obtain
a ruling from the court as to whether the opposing party or a witness may be
questioned with regard to any conviction for credibility purposes.
(2) Evidence of a conviction under this rule will not be admissible unless
there is introduced a certified record of the judgment of conviction indicating
that the party or witness was represented by counsel at the time of the
conviction unless counsel was waived.
Documents. The signatures and endorsements of all written
instruments declared on will be considered as admitted unless the defendant
shall file a notice that they are disputed within 30 days after the date the
defendant files an Answer.
Expert Files. All experts, including doctors and law enforcement
personnel, who are to testify at a trial, will be advised by counsel to bring
their original records and notes to court with them.
Life Expectancy. The life expectancy tables in textbooks such as
C.J.S. and Am. Jur. (2d) are admissible as evidence to prove life expectancy.
Medical Examinations. In actions to recover damages for personal
injuries, the defendant shall have the right to a medical examination of the
plaintiff prior to, or during, trial.
Medical Reports. Copies of all medical reports relating to the
litigation, in the possession of the parties, will be furnished to opposing
counsel on receipt of the same.
Medical Records. X-rays and hospital records (which are certified
as being complete records) if otherwise admissible and competent may be
introduced without calling the custodian or technician. Any party shall have the
right to procure from opposing counsel an authorization to examine and obtain
copies of hospital records and X-rays involved in the litigation.
(1) Speed. The issue of speed of a motor vehicle on a public
highway, if material, will be submitted on the grounds of reasonableness without
regard to statutory provisions relative to rates of speed that are prima
facie reasonable, unless a party objects thereto at the Trial Management
Conference, or files written objection thereto at least 7 days before the trial.
(2) Licensing. No claim is to be made at any trial that the
operator of a motor vehicle involved in the case was not properly licensed,
unless the claim has been made at the Trial Management Conference, or unless the
claim was filed in writing at least 7 days before the trial.
Proof of Highway Waived Unless Demanded. In any case in which a
road or way is alleged to be a “way” as defined in RSA 259:125 or a public
highway, a party shall notify the opposing party at least 10 days prior to trial
if said “way” or public highway must be formally proved; otherwise, the need
to formally prove said “way” or public highway will be deemed to be waived.
Special Damages. Any party claiming damages shall furnish to
opposing counsel, within 6 months after entry of the action, a list specifying
in detail all special damages claimed; copies of bills incurred thereafter shall
be furnished on receipt. Any party claiming loss of income shall furnish
opposing counsel, within six months after the entry of the action, as soon as
each is available, copies of the party’s Federal Income Tax Returns for the
year of the incident giving rise to the loss of income, and for two years
before, and one year after, that year, or, in the alternative, written
authorization to procure such copies from the Internal Revenue Service.
(l) Stipulations. Unless otherwise expressly provided by these rules, all stipulations affecting a civil action, except stipulations which are made in the presence of the court and entered on the record, or embodied in an order of the court, shall be in writing and shall be signed by attorneys of record, non-attorney representatives of record, or by parties if self-represented. The court may require handwritten stipulations to be replaced by fully executed, typewritten stipulations within 10 days.
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