Rule 51. Exceptions Unnecessary

Rule 51. Exceptions Unnecessary

(a) Exceptions Unnecessary. Exceptions to rulings or orders of the court are unnecessary.

(b) Preserving Error for Appeal. For all purposes for which an exception has heretofore been necessary, it is sufficient that a party–at the time the ruling or order of the court is made or sought–informs the court of:

(1) the action that the party desires the court to take; or

(2) the party’s objection to the action of the court and the grounds for the objection. If a party has no opportunity to object to a ruling or order, the absence of an objection does not later prejudice that party.

Advisory Commission Comment.

This rule is based on the similar federal rule.


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