Depositions

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From Passports to Hand Gestures – What You Need to Know When Traveling Abroad

Whether you’re a court reporter or an attorney, there’s a chance you will require business travel internationally. Thorough preparation is critical in making your travel less stressful....more

The A++ Forms and Resources–Defending Depositions, Prepping Your Witness, Practical Tips and Key Errors to Avoid

Editor’s Note: Ok, we know, this is waaaay to long for a blog post. But this is just too good not to share! In our continuing effort to avoid re-inventing the wheel, getting the easy stuff down to checklists, and helping...more

District Court Grants Motion to Strike Errata Changing Deposition Answers from a "Yes" to a "No"

In this patent infringement action, the defendants filed a motion to strike an errata change to the deposition testimony of a witness, Joseph Tindall. The district court noted that if the errata were allowed, it would change...more

The Corporate Designee in Commercial Litigation – the Voice That Binds the Company

A corporate entity is regarded by the law as a “person” for purposes of standing to sue and be sued, but an organization, whether corporation, partnership, governmental organization, or other entity, can act only through its...more

Going the Extra Mile(s)

Have you ever had one of those days when you just knew that things wouldn’t go as planned? You just knew when you woke up that morning that the universe wasn’t properly aligned? Dallas to Houston is a long last minute...more

Defendants Are Awarded Additional Costs For Depositions And E-Discovery

Robinson, J. Defendants’ motion to review taxation of costs is granted in part and denied in part. Delaware Local Rule 54.1 provides guidance as to how the court generally exercises it discretion to award costs. The...more

After Defendant Seeks to Claw Back Attorney-Client Privileged Documents, District Court Determines Privileged Waived (Including...

The defendants produced documents in response to plaintiffs' first set of requests for production and included in the production were five documents that the defendants were later claim were subject to attorney-client...more

Old-Fashioned Court Reporter?

I have been a Certified Shorthand Reporter for 34 years. When I got out of school, court reporters were still dictating their notes. There were no computers. When court reporters were first giving out rough drafts, I...more

Go ‘Realtime’ – Foreign Depositions

By Jodi Harmon, CRR, RMR Hiring a qualified interpreter can make or break your deposition! Litigation involving foreign witnesses can be challenging.  Paralegals will no doubt find that their cases will require the services...more

New Amendments to SEC's Rules of Practice in Administrative Proceedings

On July 13, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted several amendments to its Rules of Practice regarding administrative proceedings. The amendments address, among other things, the timing of...more

Will It Be Enough?: SEC Amends Rules to Look More Like Federal Court

In a move that will make Securities and Exchange Commission administrative proceedings look more like civil litigation in federal court, on July 13, 2016, the SEC announced that it had adopted amendments to its rules of...more

SEC Adopts Amendments to Rules Governing Its Administrative Proceedings

On July 13, 2016, the SEC announced that it will adopt certain amendments to its rules of practice governing administrative proceedings. Faced with criticism from practitioners and the media regarding a perceived “home field...more

SEC Announces Amendments To Rules For Administrative Proceedings

The Commission announced the adoption of amendments to its Rules of Practice which govern administrative proceedings. Previously, the SEC had issued proposed amendments which had been the subject of a number of comments....more

SEC Amends Rules for Administrative Proceedings

The SEC has approved a final rule amending its rules of practice for administrative proceedings. Among other things, the final rules would adjust the timing of administrative proceedings and give parties additional...more

Successful Depositions

Success is never a guarantee in life. However, there are steps you can take to increase your likelihood of success in any given endeavor. Take, for instance, scheduling and taking depositions. If the goal is successful...more

Court Affirms A Rule 202 Pre-Suit Deposition Order In A Will Contest And Discusses The Acceptance-Of-The-Benefits Doctrine

In In re Meeker, individuals sought a mandamus to reverse a trial court’s order granting a Rule 202 pre-suit deposition order. No. 02-16-00103-CV, 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 6883 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth June 29, 2016, original...more

Court Reporting: An Unfamiliar Industry

The College of Court Reporting recently tweeted a comedic photo of a man with a huge smile, standing in front of a whiteboard with a senseless algorithm of letters and numbers on it, and the caption was “Trying to explain...more

Want Sanctions? Establish That Relevant Information Was Actually Lost

FiTeq, Inc. v. Venture Corp., No. 13-cv-01946-BLF, 2016 WL 1701794 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 28, 2016). In an order disposing of eleven motions in limine, the court denied the plaintiff’s request for sanctions from alleged...more

The A++, Guaranteed to Go Smoothly and Make You Look Like You Do This All the Time, Timeline and Checklist to Prepare to Take a...

The Master Deposition Timeline and Checklist - Two Weeks before Issuing the Subpoena (if you are issuing a subpoena to a non-party) - ..Please remember to run conflicts on every witness before you issue a subpoena...more

Japan Deposition Tip – Go to Hawaii

In a previous blog, we highlighted the value of local court reporters and videographers when taking depositions in Japan. Japan’s detailed and time-consuming steps for taking depositions, particularly the deposition visa...more

Depositions of Organizations—Will the Rules Change?

The complex rules governing depositions of organizations may be about to change. An upcoming rule review by the Civil Rules Advisory Committee (“Committee”) could result in one of the biggest developments in the way discovery...more

You Don't Have The Right to Remain Silent: The Middle District of Pennsylvania Reaffirms that Attorney-Client Communications...

In Hall v. Clifton Precision, 150 F.R.D. 525 (E.D. Pa. 1993), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued its opinion regarding attorney-client communications during depositions which has...more

When Nobody Knows the Answers: What to Do When a 30 (B)(6) Notice is Served on a Successor Corporation

SUCCESSOR CORPORATION - Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6) allows a party to take the deposition of an organization by identifying the topics about which the party seeks information from the corporation. In...more

Building Business Relationships: Why Finding a Good Court Reporter is Key

At the law offices of Barry P. Goldberg, we firmly believe that a finding great court reporter service and maintaining that business relationship can be invaluable. Quite simply, good court reporters can make a big difference...more

Seven Tips for Newly Licensed Court Reporters

I have the privilege of working with newly licensed San Diego California Certified Shorthand Reporters. I am extremely proud of their writing ability and the fact they are not scared to learn and use the sophisticated...more

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