Calif. Lawmakers Advance Bill On Civil Deposition Time Limit

Law360, New York (May 2, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT) -- The California Assembly Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday to advance a bill that would limit most depositions in state civil cases to a seven-hour maximum adopted from federal civil litigation rules, though opponents say that's not long enough for some of the state's complex cases.

The bill, which the committee approved in a 7-3 vote Tuesday, would limit depositions to one day of seven hours unless a judge orders otherwise or the parties agree to another arrangement. The seven hours could be spread over two days for...
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