I am currently at the INTA conference in Seattle at and education track on deposition tactics in trademark cases. I had to share this hilarious video discussed by the panel. What do you do when the deponent won’t give you a straight answer?
Here is a bullet list of panel recommendations, pretty standard stuff:
- Always use video on key depositions
- Know your court rules.
- Don’t allow opposing counsel to coach witnesses with objections.
- Adjourn depositions if you think that the other attorney is poisoning the deposition so much that you will not get truthful testimony
- Have another lawyer review any motion for sanctions. You may be too close to the matter to see it objectively