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Section/Rule:57.05
Subject: Rule 57 - Rules of Civil Procedure - Rules Governing Civil Procedure in the Circuit Courts - Interrogatories and Depositions Publication / Adopted Date:March 29, 1974
Topic:Persons Before Whom Depositions May Be TakenRevised / Effective Date:January 1, 1975


57.05. Persons Before Whom Depositions May Be Taken

(a) In Missouri. Within the State of Missouri, depositions shall be taken before an officer authorized by the laws of this State to administer oaths, or before a person appointed by the court in which the action is pending. A person so appointed has power to administer oaths and take testimony.

(b) Elsewhere in the United States. Within other States of the United States or within a territory or insular possession subject to the dominion of the United States, depositions shall be taken before a person authorized to administer oaths by the laws of the United States or of the place where the examination is held, or before a person appointed by the court in which the action is pending. A person so appointed has power to administer oaths and take testimony.

(c) In Foreign Countries. In a foreign country, a deposition may be taken:


(d) Disqualification for Interest. No deposition shall be taken before a person who is a relative or employee or attorney or counsel of any of the parties, or is a relative or employee of such attorney or counsel, or is financially interested in the action.

(Adopted March 29, 1974, eff. Jan. 1, 1975.)

COMMITTEE NOTE - 1974