(Applicable to civil actions)
Except as otherwise provided by special or standing order, interrogatories may be served within one year after the entry of an action or within such further time as the court may allow.
Each answer to an interrogatory, or objection thereto, shall be preceded by the interrogatory to which it responds.
An application for dismissal or judgment for failure to serve timely answers to original interrogatories, as permitted by Mass.R.Civ.P. 33(a) , shall contain a statement showing the date on which such interrogatories were served and that the provisions of the applicable rules of civil procedure and of this court have been complied with; and such an application relating to failure to serve further answers shall set out the date on which the further answers should have been served. The application shall be verified by affidavit or as provided in Mass.R.Civ.P. 33(a) or 43(d) .
As amended July 21, 1988, effective October 3, 1988