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Colombia to the Rescue! Deposing Witnesses in South America

by Planet Depos, LLC on

In the vast continent that is South America, three giants pose a problem when it comes to depositions: Brazil, Venezuela, and Ecuador. None of these countries permits depositions. Something else this trio has in common? ...more

Taking Depositions in Mexico

by Planet Depos, LLC on

If you find yourself needing to take a deposition in Mexico, you’re in luck! There are no Hague Evidence Convention restrictions regardless of the nationality of the witness. What’s more, you can hold the deposition in any...more

The 4 Most Challenging Countries for Depositions (And Solutions!)

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Taking an international deposition can be a difficult task all on its own, but add The Hague Evidence Convention regulations, and there is a whole new challenge to behold! However, with this quick guide, it won’t be all that...more

KCAB Celebrates Its Golden Jubliee with Expansion to Los Angeles

by Planet Depos, LLC on

For court reporters, especially those working internationally, no two days are ever the same. We could be working on anything from an arbitration about plastic surgery, a court case about corruption, a deposition about...more

Depositions in China…and Disneyland? (Updated 2017)

by Planet Depos, LLC on

At Planet Depos, we often receive inquiries from clients regarding depositions in China. While China is indeed a member of the Hague Evidence Convention, depositions are not permitted there....more

Taking Depositions in Suwon, South Korea (Updated)

by Planet Depos, LLC on

When taking depositions in South Korea, naturally, the first city that comes to mind will likely be Seoul. Why not? I mean, it is the capital of the Republic of Korea after all. It’s the most populous city in the entire...more

A Parallel Universe: Navigating Discovery in Concurrent Civil and Criminal Proceedings

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

As criminal law has expanded into almost every sector of the American economy, one byproduct is the rise of "parallel proceedings"—lawsuits that proceed concurrently in criminal and civil court based on largely the same...more

Ensuring Easy Depositions in the U.K.

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Depositions in the U.K. are, in many ways, simple and straightforward. There is no language barrier with which to wrangle, should your depositions require travel, nor are there any visa requirements. The U.K. is a party to...more

Six Tips for Taking Depositions in India

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Certain countries have a few extra or different steps when it comes to scheduling depositions. Depositions in Germany can be taken only at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, for example, while Honduras requires a letter...more

The Ghost of Depositions Past

by Carlton Fields on

Deposition testimony plays a powerful role in case resolution. Themes are developed, admissions are gathered, and claims and defenses are vetted. Depositions are also a great opportunity to size up how a witness will “play”...more

Quick Trial Checklist

by Carlton Fields on

This chart provides a quick reference regarding motions and objections that may be made immediately prior to, during, and immediately after trial to preserve issues for appellate review. Please see full Chart below for...more

Benedict’s Maritime Bulletin: Discovery and Disclosure: Civil Litigation Tools for Obtaining Evidence in the United States,...

by Burr & Forman on

The ever-increasing cost of civil litigation was once thought to be a unique trait of the United States civil justice system. However, the expense of civil litigation is on the rise across the globe, due in no small part to...more

Five Considerations When Taking Depositions in Japan

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Depositions in Japan involve a few extra logistical details. With proper planning and adequate lead time (at least 6 weeks, generally speaking), the following five special requirements mustn’t be a barrier to successful...more

Rolling Stone Rolls With Early Favorable Rulings

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Rolling Stone is not the first media outlet to defend itself in a multi-million dollar trial this year. Gawker Media was recently hit with a $140 million judgment resulting from a suit by Terry Bollea (a.k.a. Hulk Hogan) for...more

Play it Again

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Over the weekend, I took myself to the Great Frederick Fair to see and hear the incomparable Vince Gill. I had wanted to see him for years, and I was not disappointed! He played all his hits, engaging his audience with his...more

International Travel Chronicles Part 2

by Planet Depos, LLC on

The previous blog in this series highlighted the shock of different technologies encountered during international travel. But there are other discoveries to be made when traversing the globe. Sometimes a local can act as an...more

International Videoconference Testimony for Trial

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Do you have a client who will be testifying in a trial overseas via videoconference from the United States? Sounds easy enough, but there are quite a few things to consider. Time Difference – If your client is testifying...more

Is Your Client Prepared?

Depositions are commonplace for litigation attorneys; however, we may sometimes forget that they are not routine for our clients. Many times our clients have never given a deposition. Even if a client has been deposed once...more

In Top “Form” – The NY Commercial Division’s Continuous Efforts to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Litigation Costs

As outlined in previous posts, the New York Commercial Division seeks to be a forward-thinking forum that adopts rule changes aimed at increasing efficiency and decreasing litigant costs. In August, a revised Model...more

International Travel Chronicles

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Travel to foreign lands brings with it unique experiences and funny anecdotes you just couldn’t pick up any other way. The language barrier is an obvious and endless source of amusement, but each country has its own culture...more

Checklist for Depositions in Japan

by Planet Depos, LLC on

As mentioned in previous blogs, there are extra steps involved when scheduling depositions in Japan. In the interest of assisting paralegals maintain well-organized information regarding all things related to international...more

Going the Extra Mile(s)

by Planet Depos, LLC on

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

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

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

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

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

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

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

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