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here is the rule governing oral depositions, with commentary below:
RULE 30.04: MOTION TO TERMINATE OR LIMIT EXAMINATION.
At any time during the taking of the deposition, on motion of a party or of the deponent and upon a showing that the examination is being conducted in bad faith or in such manner as unreasonably to annoy, embarrass, or oppress the deponent or party, the court in which the action is pending may order the officer conducting the examination to cease forthwith from taking the deposition, or may limit the scope and manner of the taking of the deposition as provided in Rule 26.03. If the order made terminates the examination, it shall be resumed thereafter only upon the order of the court in which the action is pending. Upon demand of the objecting party or deponent, the taking of the deposition shall be suspended for the time necessary to make a motion for an order. The provisions of Rule 37.01(4) apply to the award of expenses incurred in relation to the motion. [As amended July 1, 1979.]
So while the federal rules (only applicable in federal court ) limit oral depositions to 7 hours absent a stipulation or court order pursuant to Federal Rule 30, the state rules do not address length; however, a party may make a motion to the court under the above rule requesting the court to terminate the deposition.
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