Discovery materials (whether discovery requests, responses, or deposition transcripts) may not be filed with the Court except in the following circumstances:

(a)       Relevant to Certain Motions

A party seeking relief under Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(c) or 37, or by way of a pretrial motion that could result in a final order on an issue, must file with the motion those parts of the discovery materials relevant to the motion.

(b)       For Anticipated Use at Trial

When a party can reasonably anticipate using discovery materials at trial, the party must file the relevant portions at the start of the trial.

(c)       Materials Necessary for Appeal

A party seeking for purposes of appeal to supplement the record with discovery materials not previously filed may do so by stipulation of the parties or by Court order approving the filing.