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Sham Affidavits

by Reed Smith on

We’re quite familiar with people who say one thing, when they think that’s in their interest, and later when circumstances change, say something quite different. For example, as the late, great Molly Ivins pointed out in...more

Attorneys – 8 Admonitions For Depositions

by Kramm Court Reporting on

As a court reporter, I have sat through thousands of depositions and heard thousands of variances on the admonitions attorneys give the witness at the beginning of a deposition. Many attorneys have a checklist that they use...more

Helpful Tips To Make Your Mobile Videoconference Great

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Do you have an upcoming mobile videoconference? Whether it’s for a deposition, a business event, or maybe a MLB morning meeting, these tips will help you ensure your videoconference goes smoothly....more

12 Important Tips When Preparing For Videotaped Depositions

by Planet Depos, LLC on

The Planet Depos Trial Services Consultants have created a list of important tips for you when you prepare for videotaped depositions...more

3 Things to Know when Taking Depositions in Taipei (Updated)

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Many depositions are taken yearly in Taiwan, mainly in the cities of Hsinchu, Taichung, and Taipei, the nation’s political, economic, and cultural center. Naturally, Taipei has all the amenities necessary to comfortably host...more

8 Tips to Save Time & Money on Depositions (Updated)

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Who isn’t trying to be more economical these days? It seems everyone is tightening their belts just a bit. Law firms are no different, trying to cut costs for frugal clients looking for any expenses they can cut. ...more

5 Client Deposition Preparation Tips

by Planet Depos, LLC on

You have heard it many times: failure to plan means planning to fail. Depositions sometimes offer a poignant example of this maxim. Many lawyers schedule a deposition and do nothing more than notify their client of when...more

5 Keys to Coordinating International Depositions (Updated)

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Coordinating international depositions can be an expensive, time-consuming process. Working with a court reporting firm experienced in international depositions greatly reduces the time and expense law firms would encounter...more

Indian E-Visas – Application Overview

by Planet Depos, LLC on

In a recent blog, we discussed some of the most challenging countries to take international depositions – one of which was the exotic nation of India. Besides requiring prior permission from the Indian Central Authority, all...more

3 Important Tips for Depositions in Norway (Updated 2017)

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Norway, on the westernmost tip of the Scandinavian Peninsula, allows voluntary depositions of willing witnesses, regardless of the witness’ nationality. Norway is famous for long winter nights and seemingly endless summer...more

Four Critical Components in Scheduling International Deposition Locations

by Planet Depos, LLC on

One of the hurdles to tackle when planning for international depositions is the search for the right location. For someone scheduling their first deposition in Tampere, for example, this can be a bit like chasing a shadow in...more

Discovery and Depositions in Germany (Updated 2017)

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Although Germany is a party to The Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil and Commercial Matters, the German Ministry of Justice has placed certain restrictions regarding how voluntary depositions of...more

Top Tips for International Travel: Passport Edition

by Planet Depos, LLC on

When it comes to adventuring abroad, it can be a stressful experience for anyone – whether you are a first-time traveler or a seasoned jet setter. With the increase in airport security measures, documentation requirements,...more

Mission Impossible: Date Blocked in Japan

by Planet Depos, LLC on

The seemingly impossible has happened – you finally land the perfect dates to take your Japanese depositions! The deponents are available, there are no disputes with any of the parties, and you even found a direct, economical...more

Preparing for Depositions in Finland! (Updated 2017)

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Finland is an enviable destination for depositions. First of all, there is plenty of coffee! Finns drink more coffee than any other nation in the world. No one will have any issues remaining alert through a deposition in...more

Changing Times: Taking Depositions in Cuba

by Planet Depos, LLC on

It’s time to face facts – the geopolitical landscape is changing. From BREXIT to the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, both of which came as a shock to people around the world, it’s...more

Employee's Right to a Witness

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Like a tennis match, an employee’s right to a witness during an employer’s investigatory interview has bounced back and forth over the years. This month the National Labor Relations Board confirmed that a non-union employee...more

“Safety Engineering Letter of Opinion” dealing with OHSA obligations disallowed by court in civil lawsuit

by Dentons on

A “Safety Engineering Letter of Opinion”, styled as an “expert report” and covering Occupational Health and Safety Act obligations, was struck and its author was prohibited from testifying at the trial of a civil lawsuit....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

“Take Note,” Court Reporters!

by Planet Depos, LLC on

The National Court Reporters Association recently launched its 2016-2017 ‘Take Note’ Challenge. The competition started on August 8th and will run through February 18th, 2017. The friendly challenge invites state court...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

Witnesses — Tell The Truth or Risk Being Prosecuted for Perjury

In a kind of bizarre turn of events, a woman in Houston, who testified about her duties in an FLSA misclassification case, was convicted for perjury. That’s right—she has pled guilty for testifying under oath that she...more

This Evidentiary Privilege May Stop At The Border

by Allen Matkins on

Unlike other states, California’s rules of evidence are found in statutes, not court rules.  This is not simply a legal curiosity.   The statutory basis of California’s “rules” of evidence have real world implications....more

“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”: Preparing Your Corporate Representative for Deposition

by Butler Snow LLP on

Recently, in Sciarretta v. Lincoln Nat’l Life Ins. Co., the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed monetary sanctions against a non-party corporation for the bad faith preparation of its designated corporate witness....more

Live Testimony for Fact Witness Can Be Appropriate at IPR Oral Hearing

With the Patent Office considering changes to inter partes review practice to potentially increase the use of live testimony at oral hearings, it is worth reviewing the first case in which the Board allowed such live...more

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