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60-270. Retaining original records until case closed. (a) Retention of original discovery documents. A party or attorney possessing original deposition transcripts, original responses to interrogatories, original requests for admissions, original requests for production or other original matters produced during discovery must retain those documents until the case is closed.

(b) Destruction or disposition of original discovery documents. Except as provided in subsection (c), when the case has been closed the party or attorney possessing the original documents specified in subsection (a) may destroy or dispose of them.

(c) Original discovery documents subject to order, rule, statute or agreement. Original discovery documents subject to or covered by a protective order, court rule, statute or written agreement of the parties must be retained, returned, destroyed or disposed of in accordance with the terms of the order, rule, statute or agreement.

(d) Definition of "closed." As used in this section, "closed" means when an order terminating the action or proceeding has been filed and all appeals have been terminated, the time for appeal has expired or when the judgment is either satisfied or barred under K.S.A. 60-2403, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1992, ch. 190, § 1; L. 2010, ch. 135, § 143; L. 2011, ch. 48, § 13; July 1.

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