1:1-15.12 Prior transcribed testimony
(a) If there was a previous hearing in the same or a related matter which was electronically or stenographically recorded, a party may, unless the judge determines that it is necessary to evaluate credibility, offer the transcript of a witness in lieu of producing the witness at the hearing provided that the witness testimony was taken under oath, all parties were present at the proceeding and were afforded a full opportunity to cross-examine the witness.
(b) A party who intends to offer a witness transcribed testimony at the hearing must give all other parties and the judge at least 10 days notice prior to the commencement of the hearing of that intention and provide each with a copy of the transcript being offered.
(c) Opposing parties may subpoena the witness to appear personally. Any party may produce additional witnesses and other relevant evidence at the hearing.
(d) Provided the requirements in (a) above are satisfied, the entire controversy may be presented solely upon such transcribed testimony if all parties agree and the judge approves.
(e) Prior transcribed testimony that would be admissible as an exception to the hearsay rule under Evidence Rule 63(3) is not subject to the requirements of this section.