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Docket Day Deposition, Plea, and Negotiations

Prior to Docket Day, is it required for the defendant's attorney to provide him or her with the deposition and/or final plea? Can the defendant's attorney tell the defendant to sign the plea because ...
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Why are there quirky ASCII dividers in deposition transcripts?

I was reviewing a deposition and noticed the following characters used as cute little dividers in the transcript: ---oOo--- To see an example in action, look here, both on the directly linked page ...
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How much latitude does an attorney have in a deposition?

Suppose there is a witness (not a principal) to a car accident. An attorney would naturally ask the witness about where s/he was at what time, what s/he saw of the accident, etc. But suppose the ...
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Can an American material witness be forced to “learn” what s/he does not know?

My understanding is that a witness is supposed to prepare for a deposition. My first concern is how well prepared or knowledgeable for a deposition. Suppose a material witness made a point of ...
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Does CPLR 3119 allow for pro se litigants from a foreign state to take a deposition in NY?

Unlike Vermont which has recently amended their own version of the UIDDA statute which now explicitly states that the statute also applies to pro se litigants, the New York version of the UIDDA (CPLR ...
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Using interrogatory or depo to ask libel defendant what facts she relied on in making statement

In a libel case, should I ask the publisher of the statement what facts she relied on in deposition or via interrogatory? I'm concerned that since an interrogatory can be supplemented, that her ...
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Where to host depositions? [closed]

I'm part of a new law firm and trying to get insight about how other law firms host their video and audio files from depositions, whether it be cloud servers, internal networks, etc.
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Can a person be compelled to testify against themself in a civil trial?

I read that a key piece of evidence against Bill Cosby in his recent criminal trial was testimony he gave in a deposition in response to a civil suit filed against him by one of his accusers. In the ...