Recent Amendment to Alabama Rule of Civil Procedure 43
Effective March 25, 2021, the Alabama Supreme Court approved an amendment to Alabama Rule of Civil Procedure 43(dc).
The amendment deleted what was formerly Rule 43(dc)(2), which stated:
“Rule 43(a), second paragraph, is to be construed so as to permit, by agreement of the parties, evidence in the form of tape recordings or sworn statements.”
The Committee Comment to the Rules notes that "advances in audio-visual technology have rendered the limiting reference to 'tape recordings' archaic."