Ins And Outs Of Corporate Representative Depositions

Law360, New York (January 4, 2013, 12:15 PM EST) -- This article addresses potential pitfalls of corporate representative depositions under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6) and its state law equivalents and suggests ways for counsel to minimize some of the risks presented by such depositions in product liability and mass tort cases.

Rule 30(b)(6) and its equivalents obligate a corporation (or other entity) to designate a witness or witnesses to testify on its behalf on any relevant matter, including, for example, the basis of legal claims or defenses, document organization, document searches or document destruction,...
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