Out-Of-State Witnesses Need Not Travel To Calif.

Law360, New York (August 30, 2011, 1:08 PM EDT) -- Interstate and international companies that litigate in California should know about a recent decision by California's Fourth District Court of Appeal. Suppose one party to a lawsuit wants to take the deposition of the other party’s employee, who lives outside the state. May the court force the company to bring the witness to California? No, held the court in Toyota Motor Corp. v. Superior Court (Stewart), ___ Cal.App.4th ___, 2011.

Stewart holds that a court cannot compel a party to bring a nonresident employee to California...
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