Monday, October 26, 2015
Attention Corporate Reps: You Can Now Read From Your Lawyer's Script If You Do So Transparently!
Corporate rep depositions under Rule 30(b)(6) can be such nightmares to either prepare for or defend.
The Rule seems to invite disputes over scope of knowledge, levels of preparedness, areas of examination, and are minefields when over-caffeinated/under-ethicized lawyers let their inner tantrums come out and play.
So, what do you all think of Magistrate Judge Lynch's recent order dealing with a corporate rep's use of a lawyer-prepared "script" or "note" to read complicated testimony into the record?
Paragraphs 19-24 of the order address this issue (though the entire opinion is worth a read).