Hundreds of plaintiffs injured by transvaginal mesh have joined the multi-district litigation currently active in the Southern District of West Virginia. On March 15, 2013, the plaintiffs in In Re: American Medical Systems,...more
Last month I had the opportunity to meet Sergey Brin at Google HQ. My court reporting equipment was set up, including my pink Diamonte steno machine. Sergey walked in the room and made a beeline to my machine wearing his...more
Depositions are essential to developing your case because they allow you to assess the facts and witnesses in ways that you cannot achieve through other discovery tools. Many practitioners say that except for the ability to...more
On April 19, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) published final Rules of General Application and Adjudication and Enforcement (78 Fed. Reg. 23474-82), which become effective on May 20, 2013. The...more
Streaming deposition and trial testimony by realtime court reporters to remote locations is now becoming a norm. Having access to the internet is becoming easier all of the time with most law offices providing wireless...more
I recently wrote an article about several 2013 changes to the California Code of Civil Procedure, and how those changes affect in-house counsel. The importance of understanding these changes, however, is not limited to...more
Originally published in Plaintiff Magazine, March 2013.
A last-minute flurry of activity before expert disclosure. One of the experts had a conflict — couldn’t make the trial. She suggested a colleague, “Outstanding,...more
In Daou v. Huffington, No. 651997/2010 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., N.Y. Cnty. Feb. 14, 2013), the Supreme Court (J. Ramos) granted nonparty Timothy Armstrong’s (“Armstrong”) motion to quash a subpoena served on him by political...more
If you are in NC state court and want to take the deposition of an out-of-state non-party, the Order last week in Out of the Box Developers, LLC v. Logicbit Corp. carries a few lessons.
Serving A Subpoena. You can't...more
An oil well drilling expert testified today that oil company BP “played fast and loose” with government safety regulations by falsifying the well pressure data it presented to federal regulators.
Dr. Alan Huffman, a...more
In complex litigation, and particularly trademark, patent litigation, court reporters often are asked to designate portions of transcripts as CONFIDENTIAL and/or ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY. The procedure to take out the...more
New rules governing oral depositions in civil cases in California take effect in the new year as a result of the recent passage of AB 1875. The new legislation generally sets a maximum limit of seven hours of total testimony...more
My husband always finds it amusing when I talk about going “to depose” somebody. He wants to know just exactly what sort of coup d’etat I am planning. Despite the awkward language, the deposition process is not supposed to...more
The standards for admitting metadata have yet to be codified. If you are trying to get metadata admitted, you should develop the following factors articulated by Edward Edward J. Imwinkelried, a UC Davis law professor and...more
Divorce and Family Law: Lessons Learned From Kim Kardashian And Kanye West
Kanye West was reported to have been deposed as a witness in the divorce case of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries in November of 2012. Kanye West...more
In This Issue:
- When “Let’s Keep It Quiet” Is An Unfair Labor Practice By Ray Haley (Louisville):
On July 30, 2012, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a bad decision for any employer that expects...more
The ABA Pretrial Practice & Discovery Committee, from its Section of Litigation, has published its Spring 2012 newsletter (Vol. 20, No. 3), which included an article authored by Raymond P. Ausrotas titled “Discoverability of...more
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