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    R 792.10243 Requests for production of documents and tangible things for inspection, copying, or photographing; inspection of property.

    Rule 243.
    (1) A party to a proceeding may serve upon another party a request to produce or permit the inspection and copying or photographing, by or on behalf of the requesting party, of any designated documents, papers, books, records, accounts, letters, photographs, objects, or tangible things, which are not privileged, which come within the scope of discovery permitted by rule 2.302(B) of the Michigan court rules, and which are in the party's possession, custody, or control.
    (2) A party to a proceeding may serve upon another party a request to permit entry and inspection of the property under appeal by or on behalf of the requesting party.
    (3) A party upon whom a request is served under subrule (1) or (2) of this rule shall serve a copy of the response to the request on the party or party's attorney or authorized representative submitting the request and on all other parties within 28 days of service of the request.
    (4) If a party upon whom a request is served under subrule (1) or (2) of this rule does not comply with the request, then the tribunal may, upon motion or its own initiative, order the party to do either of the following: (a) Produce or permit the inspection and copying or photographing, by or on behalf of the requesting party, of any designated documents, papers, books, records, accounts, letters, photographs, objects, or tangible things, which are not privileged and come within the scope of discovery permitted by rule 2.302(B) of the Michigan court rules, and which are in the party's possession, custody, or control. (b) Permit entry and inspection of the property under appeal.
    (5) The order may specify the time, place, and manner of making the production or permitting the inspection and copying or photographing of any designated documents, papers, books, records, accounts, letters, photographs, objects, or tangible things or entry and inspection of the property under appeal. The order may prescribe other terms and conditions as are just.
    (6) The tribunal may order a person who has been served with a subpoena duces tecum under R 792.10253 to produce or permit the inspection and copying or photographing of designated documents or other tangible things relevant to the subject matter of the pending proceeding and within the scope of discovery.
    (7) If the party or person claims that the item is not in his, her, or its possession or control or that he, she, or it does not have information calculated to lead to discovery of the item's whereabouts, then he, she, or it may be ordered to submit to examination before a tribunal member or to other means of discovery regarding the claim.
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