Testing Judicial Control Over Attorney Conduct At Depositions

Law360, New York (October 23, 2017, 12:48 PM EDT) -- You're so scummy and so slimy and such a perversion of ethics or decency because you're such a scared little man, you're so insecure and so frightened and the only way you can impress your client is by being nasty, mean-spirited and ugly little man, and that's what you are. That's the kind of prostitution you're in.[1]

While few depositions feature such entertaining colloquies by counsel, obstructive conduct at depositions continues to run rampant in many circles. Most litigators have dozens (or far more) "war stories" involving confrontations with adversaries during depositions. In the past few years, legal tabloids have reported...

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