Live Versus Remote Depositions


Depositions are arguably the most vital component of the discovery process, as written discovery (interrogatories, requests for production of documents, requests for admission) are finalized, if not almost entirely prepared, by attorneys.

Deposition Summary


3 Methods of Preparing a Deposition Summary. Preparing a deposition summary can be time-consuming for a litigation paralegal and costly to the client. What will the deposition summary be used for? Cost of a Deposition Summary. 3 Methods to Prepare a Deposition Summary.


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Deposition Summary Examples That Work


There is no doubt that a deposition summary plays a key role not just for lawyers but everyone involved in the trial process. Lawsuits & Litigation deposition deposition summaries deposition summary litigation sworn depositions

7 ways to upgrade your strategic approach to depositions


Master the deposition phase of case management with these tips to keep you solution-focused as you seek the best outcome for your client and maintain your caseload. The post 7 ways to upgrade your strategic approach to depositions appeared first on One Legal.

With Court Authorization, Litigators Discover Remote Depositions


She used it for the first time on April 1, 2020 when taking a remote deposition over Zoom. I’m reminded too of my column from 2014 about the end of the paper chase, thanks to electronic exhibits, which streamline depositions—whether remote or in-person. We’ll consider each deposition.

Top 5 Tips: Taking Depositions in a Post-Pandemic World

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While much of the world stopped last year, depositions didn’t. Cases forged ahead and lawyers scrambled to establish new ways of taking depositions and handling proceedings that, for decades, had been routine. In other words, remote depositions are here to stay.

5 Tips to Prepare Yourself for a Mesothelioma Deposition


Depositions can take an incredible toll on people suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses.

Attorneys Beware: Zoom Depositions Are Likely Inadmissible

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As legal proceedings have moved online in light of the pandemic, lawyers may mistakenly believe that recorded Zoom video depositions can be entered as evidence, but without certain safeguards, the testimony is unlikely to be accepted by courts, says Phillip Zisook at Schoenberg Finkel

How to Access a Safe Deposit Box in California Following a Loved One’s Death


When a loved one dies with a safe deposit box, it's important to check what's inside! Often, people store wills, trusts, or other important estate planning documents in their safe deposit boxes.

Important Tips for Conducting a Remote Deposition During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Litigation Services Note from the Paralegal Division Technology Committee: Remote depositions have become increasingly common during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many paralegals and attorneys are still trying to find their way through this new remote frontier. By Huseby Inc.

After Ga. Ruling, Defense Must Aim To Limit Exec Depositions

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Buchanan, allowing a GM executive to be deposed in a wrongful death case over an alleged vehicle defect, defense attorneys should focus on narrowing the scope of depositions involving high-ranking executives, say Carol Michel and Michael Weathington at Weinberg Wheeler

Judge is investigated after he reportedly testifies in divorce deposition about burying $100K in his backyard


A Nashville, Tennessee, circuit judge’s divorce records must be turned over to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation amid an investigation into his deposition testimony, a…

Marvel CEO seeks punitive damages for alleged theft of his DNA during a deposition


Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter is seeking punitive damages against Chubb insurance for allegedly facilitating a DNA theft during a deposition.

United States: Comment Deadline Set For FDIC Proposal On Deposit Insurance Coverage For Trusts And Mortgage Accounts - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP


FDIC-proposed amendments to deposit insurance coverage rules that would simplify and expand deposit insurance for trusts and mortgage accounts were published in the Federal Register

UK: Mortgage Scheme Launched For 5% Deposit - Keebles


It has been announced that big lenders are now starting to offer mortgages to borrowers offering a deposit of just 5%, under the new government guarantee scheme

Chancery Rejects Class Deposition Bid Ahead Of Musk Trial

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stockholder attorneys lost an eleventh-hour bid Wednesday to compel the handover of recent director depositions taken for a case challenging CEO Elon Musk's compensation, sought for use in a Delaware Chancery Court trial next week targeting Musk's clout in an earlier, $2.6 Tesla Inc.

Remote Depositions Bring Greater Efficiency to Litigation


Ron Carey, chief revenue officer with Esquire Deposition Solutions, discusses the use of remote deposition technology, how the COVID-19 pandemic supercharged the trend, and why it’s here to stay. Where do you see the future of depositions going? They can set depositions quickly.

Shielding Corporate Execs From Depositions After GM Ruling

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A Georgia appeals court recently allowed a plaintiff to depose General Motors' CEO, in a blow to the apex doctrine's protections for high-ranking executives, but measures before and during discovery can reduce corporate leaders' exposure in such cases, say attorneys at DLA Piper

Secrets of a Personal Injury Lawyer


The headline from the website or billboard brought you in: “Over $100 Million Recovered” and you thought ‘I could be 1 of that $100 Million’. Statistically that’s far from reality.

United States: Texas Supreme Court Allows Corporate Representative Depositions In UIM Cases - Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP


Houston, Texas (July 27, 2021) - In a recent mandamus opinion, the Texas Supreme Court resolved a split in opinion among the Texas Courts of Appeals as to when a corporate representative deposition of an uninsured motorist

‘You are not dicking around with a rookie;’ lawyer’s deposition ‘churlishness’ is memorialized


A federal magistrate judge has declined to impose a monetary sanction on a Montana lawyer who told opposing counsels that they are “not dicking around…

Taking Depositions: Six Common Deposition Mistakes


Prior to reaching the courtroom, most legal cases require deposition taking-a process in which an attorney questions a deponent while a court reporter records the dialogue. Depositions are recorded using technologies that enhance transcript integrity. By avoiding the mistakes below, attorneys help to ensure a deposition produces the desired results

United States: The Road To (Hopefully) Smoother Corporate Representative Depositions: A Breakdown Of The Newly Amended Federal Rule Of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6) - Parsons Behle & Latimer


On Dec. 1, 2020, a major amendment to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b) (6) took effect. The amendment is designed to encourage proportionality and equity when conducting discovery in a civil case

The Biglaw Partner Who Protected Your Right To Vote Starts His Own Boutique Firm


like a new oil deposit was found. Dude is bringing democracy assistance to the U.S. Biglaw Boutique Law Firms Marc Elias Perkins Coie Small Law Firms

Southern District of Mississippi Finds a Successful Physician Who Would Need to Temporarily Shut Down His Practice to Testify is Not "Unavailable"

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Federal Rule of Evidence 804(b)(1) provides an exception to the rule against hearsay for Testimony that: (A) was given as a witness at a trial, hearing, or lawful deposition, whether given during the current proceeding or a different one; and

Court Find Former Testimony Was Admissible in Civil Rights Action Against Police Officers

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Federal Rule of Evidence 804(b)(1) provides an exception to the rule against hearsay for Testimony that: (A) was given as a witness at a trial, hearing, or lawful deposition, whether given during the current proceeding or a different one; and

Court of Appeals of Kentucky Grapples With Former Testimony Hearsay Exception

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Similar to its federal counterpart, Kentucky Rule of Evidence 804(b)(1) provides an exception to the rule against hearsay for Testimony given as a witness at another hearing of the same or a different proceeding, or in a deposition taken in

DR Congo ratifies protocol establishing African court of human rights


The Democratic Republic of Congo has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter of Human and People’s Rights, which established the African Court on Human and People’s Rights.

Judge chides lawyers for ‘tit-for-tat squabbles’ and ‘shenanigans,’ sanctions one for shut-up command


A federal magistrate judge in Florida has criticized two lawyers for “needless and inappropriate bickering” during depositions and sanctioned one of them partly for telling…

Are You Willing to Die for Your Firm?


I have heard from numerous legal professionals that they are expected to show up at the firm on a regular basis in order to gather the mail, deposit checks and more. Is your firm asking you to periodically go to the office?

Tabs3 and CosmoLex Launch Their Own E-Payments Services


TAbs3Pay allows credit cards and checking or savings accounts to be used for payments and clients funds deposits. Authorize electronic client funds deposits in Tabs3 Billing. Authorize electronic deposits in Trust.

9 best practices for a remote witness interview in COVID-19 era


It’s easy to rattle off a list of the disadvantages of conducting an important meeting, remote witness interview, deposition or even court hearing using Zoom or other videoconferencing tools.

The Importance of Using a Legal Videographer in Remote Proceedings


Depositions and trials have changed drastically in recent years, as have the jurors who hear cases. The analog days of reading deposition testimony into the trial record have increasingly given way to video clips of witness testimony.

Proactive Litigation Paralegal Tip


Instead of waiting for the attorney to ask you to prepare for an upcoming deposition or a summary judgment filing, you could start working on those projects well in advance of being asked. A proactive litigation paralegal is a valuable addition to any litigation team.

Law Practice Today Review: Finance


August’s edition focused on finance, with technology topics ranging from processing payments to virtual depositions. Here are some highlights from the issue: “ Litigators Say Virtual Depositions Are Here to Stay ” by Judith Kunreuther.

Reed Smith Nabs Ex-FDIC, Jones Day Atty As Banking Partner

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Reed Smith LLP has announced that a bank regulatory lawyer who has held positions at Freddie Mac, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the U.S. Department of the Treasury has joined the firm as a partner in its financial industry group in Washington, D.C.

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Woman-Led Remote Litigation Startup Raises $1 Million Seed Round


Lightning Law Technologies , a Seattle startup developing software for remote testimony and legal proceedings, has raised a $1 million seed, which the company will use to accelerate development of its platform.

Afternoon Briefs: Slower-paying law students wait-listed; ‘tiger mom’ law prof back in the news


Law school wait-lists students who finished late in deposit race The University of Notre Dame’s law school is facing criticism for putting pressure on would-be…

California Cannabis Litigation in 2021 – Back to Discovery


Depositions – Code of Civil Procedure § 2025.010, et seq. Depositions are question-and-answer sessions that occur in person, with a court reporter transcribing everything simultaneously. California also allows for written depositions, although these are rarely used.