In-Person Deposition Bid Nixed In King & Spalding Firing Suit

Law360 (June 4, 2020, 4:15 PM EDT) -- A former King & Spalding LLP associate pursuing a wrongful termination suit against the firm had his push to depose two ex-colleagues face-to-face rejected Thursday, when a New York federal judge said that COVID-19 made in-person meetings too dangerous. 

U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni rejected plaintiff David Joffe's attempt to hold in-person depositions of two former King & Spalding partners, a format that he argued should receive preference, if possible, over remote sessions.   

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