The Scope Of Questioning For A 30(b)(6) Deposition

Law360, New York (July 13, 2011, 1:20 PM EDT) -- As discovery battles continue in all types of litigation, two areas that continue to be frequently fought over are corporate depositions and those of apex officers at companies.[1] In order to short circuit having to take numerous fact depositions, a growing trend is to serve a corporate deposition notice listing numerous and wide-ranging topics.

Such notices served on corporate parties and nonparties are permitted by Rule 30(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. This article analyzes the scope of questioning permitted in a 30(b)(6) deposition....
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