Bloomberg Law
June 25, 2019, 6:29 PMUpdated: June 25, 2019, 7:48 PM

Proposed Corporate Depositions Rule Eased After Objections (1)

Patrick L. Gregory
Patrick L. Gregory

A committee of the federal court system’s policy arm recommended on Tuesday that draft rules language opposed by companies like Bank of America and Comcast requiring that litigants disclose more specifics prior to corporate depositions be dropped.

The Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States instead recommended at a meeting a less prescriptive approach for promoting civility between parties and improving efficiency.

Committee Chairman Senior Judge David G. Campbell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona said “getting the parties to talk before the deposition” will result in ...

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