Atty Takes 5th At Contempt Hearing Over Deposition Release

Law360, New York (September 18, 2012, 9:43 PM EDT) -- In what a judge called an "extraordinary" sequel to an asbestos trial against John Crane Inc., an attorney with the Farrise Firm PC on Tuesday invoked his Fifth Amendment right against testifying about the firm's alleged disclosure of a confidential deposition transcript to a third party.

The attorney, Carlos Guzman, had been ordered to appear in Los Angeles Superior Court to show cause why his firm should not be fined $1,000 for willful violation of an order protecting the deposition of an expert witness who testified...
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