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Making Corporate Depositions More Civil Top Rule Change Proposal

Aug. 21, 2018, 11:29 AM

Proposed changes to procedural rules would streamline corporate depositions in civil cases, and guide parties to cooperate “instead of fighting about everything,” attorneys told Bloomberg Law.

The changes “are important to corporate defendants that were getting tired of overbroad corporate-representative deposition notices,” Sean M. Marotta, an attorney with Hogan Lovells in Washington, said in an email.

Marotta’s comments centered on draft changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Changes to the Federal Rules of Evidence and Appellate Procedure were also proposed Aug. 15 by the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the...

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