Bloomberg Law
June 26, 2020, 6:01 PM

Chicken Cartel Depositions to Resume Over Coronavirus Objections

Mike Leonard
Mike Leonard
Legal Reporter

The country’s top chicken producers failed in their bid to keep discovery in the sprawling price-fixing case against them paused, when a Chicago federal magistrate ruled that their arguments against remote depositions during the Covid-19 pandemic went too far.

“Courts are beginning to recognize that a ‘new normal’ has taken hold throughout the country in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic that may necessitate the taking of remote depositions unless litigation is going to come to an indefinite halt until there is a cure or a vaccine,” Magistrate Judge Jeffrey T. Gilbert wrote Thursday.

“The parties and their counsel are ...

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