Corporate Deposition Changes Move Forward Without ID Duty

By Andrew Strickler (April 15, 2019, 8:41 PM EDT) -- A federal judicial committee on civil procedures has voted to change the rule governing depositions of corporate representatives but will not impose a new obligation on companies to identify them beforehand.

At a recent meeting in San Antonio, the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules approved new rule language that will require the corporation and opposing counsel to confer in good faith about the topics to be covered at a so-called 30(b)(6) deposition, either before or promptly after the subpoena is sent.

But the recommended change does not include a new duty for the company to identify beforehand who it has designated...

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