Except where e-filing and e-service is required by court order or rule, the parties may file and serve by any available method, but must select comparable means of service and filing so that the documents are delivered substantially contemporaneously. This rule does not apply to service of a summons or a subpoena. Pleadings and other documents need not be filed until required by Minn. R. Civ. P. 5.05 and motions for sanctions may not be filed before the time allowed by Minn. R. Civ. P. 11.03(a).
In emergency situations, where compliance with this rule is not possible, the facts of attempted compliance must be provided by affidavit.
(Added effective March 1, 2009; amended effective January 1, 2010; amended effective July 1, 2015.)