Atlanta April 11, 2003
It is ordered that Rules 5 and 15 the Uniform Superior Court Rules be amended as follows:
Rule 5. Discovery in Civil Actions
5.3 Depositions Upon Oral Examination – Duration
Unless otherwise authorized by the court or stipulated by the parties, a deposition is limited to one day of seven hours. The court must allow additional time if needed for a fair examination of the deponent or if the deponent or another person or other circumstance impedes or delays the examination.
Rule 15. Default Judgments
The party seeking entry of a default judgment in any action shall certify to the court the date and type of service effected and that no defensive pleading has been filed by the defendant as shown by court records. This certificate shall be in writing and must be attached to the proposed default judgment when presented to the judge for signature.