Ex-Tyco Director Says Oral Deposition Could Kill Him

Law360 (August 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A former executive at Tyco International Ltd. reiterated Tuesday that the stress of a deposition could cause him severe physical injury and even death, and that he was therefore unavailable to testify orally in the massive securities fraud lawsuit against the company.

Peter Slusser, who served on Tyco's board of directors and compensation committee from 1997 to 2003, first requested a protective order that would keep him from being deposed this May.

In his original motion, Slusser presented the testimony of his cardiologist, which said: “The physical and emotional stress associated with deposition testimony would place a heavy burden on Mr....

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