62-Hour Trek to Palau or Remote Deposition From Home? You Be the Judge

Palau is an island archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. The local economy depends on tourism, mainly from visitors interested in snorkeling and scuba diving along its beautiful barrier reefs. Tourism aside, the Palau economy is dominated by the fishing trade. Palau fishermen export delicious and increasingly rare bigeye and yellowfin tuna destined for sushi restaurants,…

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Law Firms Increasingly Add Technology and Technologists to Litigation Teams

Esquire Deposition Solutions General Counsel Avi Stadler discussed the future of litigation with a panel of other experts during a recent American Lawyer Media (ALM) webinar. Discussion focused on the growing presence of data scientists and technology experts on litigation teams, and how technology is both altering – and accurately predicting – litigation outcomes. Stadler…

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Mere Document Review Left Corporate Representative Inadequately Prepared for Deposition

A recent discovery ruling from an Ohio federal magistrate judge offers a helpful primer on how corporate representatives should prepare for depositions. The ruling, In re FirstEnergy Corp. Securities Litig., No. 2:20-cv-3785 (S.D. Ohio, Aug. 19, 2022), stemmed from an exceedingly non-productive deposition of the assistant controller at FirstEnergy Corp., a company that has been embroiled in a…

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Deposition Cross-Examination of Expert Leads Court to Dismiss Malpractice Claim

We recently wrote on strategies for effectively cross-examining expert witnesses, noting that litigators can make good use of deposition time by exploring in detail the facts supporting the expert’s opinion. While it is difficult through cross-examination to cause an expert to abandon his or her opinion, it is nevertheless true that even the most damaging…

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