24.5.325 LIMITING DISCOVERY
(1) Upon motion by a party or by the person from whom discovery is sought, and for good cause, the court may make any order that justice requires to protect a party or person from annoyance, embarrassment, oppression, or undue burden or expense, including one or more of the following:
(a) that the party seeking discovery may not have it;
(b) that the party seeking discovery may only have it on specified terms and conditions, including a designation of the time or place;
(c) that the party seeking discovery may only have it by a method of discovery other than that selected by the party seeking discovery;
(d) that the party seeking discovery may not inquire into certain matters, or that the party seeking discovery may have it limited to certain matters;
(e) that the party seeking discovery shall conduct it with no one present except persons designated by the court;
(f) that a party may only open a deposition the court has sealed by order by further order of the court;
(g) that a person from whom discovery is sought need not disclose a trade secret or other confidential research, development, or commercial information, or that the person need only disclose it in a designated way;
(h) that the parties shall file specified documents simultaneously or shall enclose information in sealed envelopes to be opened as directed by the court.
(2) If the court denies the motion for a protective order in whole or in part, the court may, on terms and conditions as are just, order that any party or person provide or permit discovery.
History: 2-4-201, MCA; IMP, 2-4-201, 39-71-2901, MCA; NEW, 1983 MAR p. 1715, Eff. 11/26/83; TRANS, from ARM 2.52.325, 1989 MAR p. 2177, Eff. 12/22/89; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 675, Eff. 4/1/94; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2829, Eff. 3/1/15; AMD, 2018 MAR p. 305, Eff. 3/15/18.