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RULES OF THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

PREAMBLE

These rules are adopted by the Supreme Court of New Hampshire pursuant to the authority established in Part II, Article 73-A of the New Hampshire Constitution.  In exceptional circumstances, when the court finds that the application of these rules to cases pending as of the effective date would not be feasible or would work an injustice, the court may exempt such cases from the application of these rules or from a particular rule.


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL RULES OF THE SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR ELECTRONIC FILING IN SPECIFIED CIVIL CASES

 

A.  CIVIL RULES

I.    General Principles

1.   Scope, Purpose, Enforcement, Waiver and Substantial Rights

2.   Computation of Time

3.   Filing and Service

 

II.   Commencement of Action

4.   Preliminary Process

5.   Case Structuring Order

 

III.  Pleadings and Motions

6.   Pleadings Allowed

7.   Pleadings, Motions, and Objections, General

8.   Complaints and Other Claims for Relief

9.   Answers; Defenses; Forms of Denials

10. Counterclaims, Cross-Claims and Third-Party Claims

11. Motions - General

12. Motions - Specific

            a.  Amend

            b.  Consolidate

            c.  Continue

            d.  Dismiss

            e.  Reconsider

            f.   Recuse

            g.  Summary Judgment

13. Objections

13A. Reply and Surreply

13B. Confidential Documents and Confidential Information

IV.  Parties and their Representatives

14. Third Parties

15. Intervention

16. Class Actions

17. Appearance and Withdrawal

18. Counsel

19. Out-of-State Counsel (Admission Pro Hac Vice)

20. Non-attorney Representatives

 

V.    Discovery

21. General Provisions

22. Automatic Disclosures

23. Written Interrogatories

24. Production of Documents

25. Discovery of Electronically Stored Information (ESI)

26. Depositions

27. Expert Witnesses

28. Requests for Admissions

28A. Medical Injuries and Special Damages

29. Discovery Motions

 

VI. Alternatives to Trial

30. Mediation

31. Summary Jury Trial

32. Alternative Dispute Resolution

33. Arbitration By Agreement

34. Judge-Conducted Intensive Mediation

 

VII. Trials

35. Trial Management Conference

36. Standing Trial Orders - Procedure

37. Standing Trial Orders - Proof

38. Jurors

 

VIII. Judgment

39. Settlements

40. Approval of Settlements: Minors

41. Dismissal of Actions

42. Default

43. Procedure After Trial

44. Verdict upon Negotiable Instrument

45. Taxation of Costs

46. Appeals and Transfers to Supreme Court

 

IX.  Provisional and Final Remedies

47. Attachments

48. Injunctions

49. Security

50. Deposit in Court

51. Periodic Payments

52. Enforcement, Contempt, Arrest

 

X.   Special Proceedings

53. Special School and Town Meetings

54. Petition for Waiver of Parental Notice Prior to Abortion

55. Appeal from Municipal Actions

 

 

   

B.  CRIMINAL RULES

101. Effective October 1, 2017, felonies first (RSA ch. 592-B) has been implemented in all counties. The New Hampshire Rules of Criminal Procedure (Felonies First Counties) were retitled the New Hampshire Rules of Criminal Procedure and are applicable in all counties. The New Hampshire Rules of Criminal Procedure (Non-Felonies First Counties) have been deleted.

 

C.  MISCELLANEOUS RULES

 

  201.  Fees

  202.  Untimely-Filed Guardian ad Litem Reports

  203.  Access to Confidential Records Fees and Notice [Repealed].

  204.  Photographing, Recording and Broadcasting

  205.  Juror Orientation

  206.  Duplication of Audio Recordings

  207.  Business and Commercial Dispute Docket

  208.  Administrative Orders

 

 

D.  MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SCREENING PANELS (RSA 519-B)

 

  Rule 301.  [Plaintiff to provide copy of complaint to Superior Court Center]

  Rule 302.  [Panel members to provide C.V. to Superior Court Center]

  Rule 303.  [Counsel to submit proposed joint Scheduling Conference Order]

  Rule 304.  [Authority of Panel Chair]

  Rule 305.  [Panel Hearing to be scheduled within 6 months of return date]

  Rule 306.  [Panel Hearing to be held at least 90 days before trial date]

  Rule 307.  Witness Lists 

  Rule 308.  Length of Panel Hearing

  Rule 309.  Submissions 30 days prior to Panel Hearing

  Rule 310.  Submissions 10 days prior to Panel Hearing

  Rule 311.  Allocation of time at the Panel Hearing

  Rule 312.  Offers of Proof and Expert Opinions

  Rule 313.  Waiver of Panel Hearing

  

FORMS

Superior Court Forms are available on the Judicial Branch Website.  Either click on the following link (Superior Court Forms), or return to the Judicial Branch home page, place your cursor on "Superior Court" in the menu at the top of the page, and then click on "Forms" in the drop-down menu that will appear. (There is also a link to superior court forms on the Superior Court home page.)  To return to the Judicial Branch home page, click on return.

 

NOTE: The rules as published herein are subject to revisions promulgated from time to time by the New Hampshire Supreme Court and published in the New Hampshire Bar News.

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