During a personal injury lawsuit, either party can object or except to certain rulings or orders of the court. An exception is, “a formal objection to a court’s ruling by a party who wants to preserve an overruled objection or rejected proffer for appeal.” (Black’s Law Dictionary 9th Edition).
Historically, a party used to have to continually object or except a matter previously objected to in order to preserve the objection for a higher court.
Today, under Rule 46 this is no longer a requirement. Once a party has made the court aware of the action they desire the court to take or objected to a ruling or order, it is assumed to be continually objected to throughout the proceeding.
Additionally, the absence of an objection does not necessarily prejudice the party from raising the objection or exception if the party did not have the opportunity to object.
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Washington Civil Rule 46: Exceptions Unnecessary
Formal exceptions to rulings or orders of the court are unnecessary; but 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, makes known to the court the action which the party desires the court to take or the party’s objection to the action of the court and grounds therefor; and, if a party has no opportunity to object to a ruling or order at the time it is made, the absence of an objection does not thereafter prejudice the party.
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