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The Supreme Court of South Carolina

In re: Amendments to the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure


By Order dated May 1, 2008, the Court amended Rule 33(b), SCRCP, pursuant to a request from the South Carolina Bar.  The amendment added an eighth standard interrogatory, and renumbered subsection (b)(8) as subsection (b)(9).  However, the first sentence of Rule 33(a) incorrectly refers to former subsection (b)(8), rather than subsection (b)(9).

Therefore, pursuant to Article V, § 4, of the South Carolina Constitution, we hereby amend Rule 33(a), SCRCP, as set forth in the attachment to this Order.  This order is effective immediately.


s/Jean H. Toal                                    C.J.

s/John H. Waller, Jr.                           J.

s/Costa M. Pleicones                        J.

s/Donald W. Beatty                            J.

s/John W. Kittredge                           J.

Columbia, South Carolina
February 5, 2009


(a) Availability; Procedures for Use.  Except as limited by paragraph (b)(9), any party may serve upon any other party written interrogatories to be answered by the party served or, if the party served is a public or private corporation or a partnership or association or governmental agency, by any officer or agent, who shall furnish such information as is available to the party.  Interrogatories may, without leave of court, be served upon the plaintiff after commencement of the action and upon any other party with or after service of the summons and complaint upon that party.

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