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52 Pa. Code § 5.323. Hearing preparation material.

§ 5.323. Hearing preparation material.

 (a)  Generally. Subject to this subchapter and consistent with Pa. R.C.P. 4003.3 (relating to scope of discovery trial preparation material generally), a party may obtain discovery of any matter discoverable under §  5.321(b) (relating to scope) even though prepared in anticipation of litigation or hearing by or for another party or by or for that other party’s representative, including his attorney, consultant, surety, indemnitor, insurer or agent. The discovery may not include disclosure of the mental impressions of a party’s attorney or his conclusions, opinions, memoranda, notes, summaries, legal research or legal theories. With respect to the representative of a party other than the party’s attorney, discovery may not include disclosure of his mental impressions, conclusions or opinions respecting the value or merit of a claim or defense or respecting strategy, tactics or preliminary or draft versions of written testimony or exhibits, whether or not final versions of the testimony or exhibits are offered into evidence.

 (b)  Statements. Upon written request, a party is entitled to immediate receipt of a photostatic copy or like reproduction of a statement concerning the action or its subject matter previously made by that party, another party or a witness. If the statement is not provided, the party may move for an order from the presiding officer. For purposes of this subsection, a statement previously made is one of the following:

   (1)  A written statement signed or otherwise adopted or approved by the person making it.

   (2)  A stenographic, mechanical, electrical or other recording, or a transcription thereof, which is a substantially verbatim recital of an oral statement by the person making it and contemporaneously recorded.


   The provisions of this §  5.323 amended under the Public Utility Code, 66 Pa.C.S. § §  501, 504—506, 1301 and 1501.


   The provisions of this §  5.323 adopted October 12, 1984, effective January 1, 1985, 14 Pa.B. 3819; amended April 28, 2006, effective April 29, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 2097. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (225682) to (225683).

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  5.341 (relating to written interrogatories to a party); 52 Pa. Code §  5.349 (relating to requests for documents, entry for inspection and other purposes); 52 Pa. Code §  5.350 (relating to request for admissions); and 52 Pa. Code §  5.351 (relating to on the record data requests).

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