According to the panel, "Judge Holloway's testimony and her deposition in a later errata sheet
became the central most important contested matters in the case."
This deposition testimony, including the errata sheet, is admissible at trial, and "[o]nce the changes are made, they become a part of the deposition just as if the deponent gave the testimony while being examined, and they can be read at trial just as any other part of the deposition is subject to use at trial." (47)
If a substantive change is made to deposition testimony by way of the errata sheet, opposing counsel has the right to reopen the deposition, although the substance of the reopened deposition must relate to these substantive changes.
Accordingly, the deponent can make changes of any nature, no matter how fundamental or substantial." See also Taylor, Depositions, Errata Sheets, Reopening, and Termination, 70 FLA.
The motel also argued that the errata sheet served as nothing more than an affidavit.
This article addresses three issues which often arise in depositions: First, the nature of changes that deponents may make to their testimony through errata sheets; second, the recourse counsel may have when such changes are made; and third, the circumstances under which a party or a deponent may terminate a deposition.
Any changes made to the deposition are recorded and filed on errata sheets. How one obtains the opportunity to inquire about the changes in prior testimony was a principal issue in Motel 6, Inc.
The court went on to say that "the two weeks between the filing of the errata sheets and the trial provided sufficient time to reopen the deposition or to file a motion to suppress ....
After reading the deposition transcript, plaintiff prepared 61 errata sheets. The reasons plaintiff gave for the changes included, inter alia, reporting errors, clarification, incorrect answers, unintelligible questions, and information discovered after the original answer was provided.
Overall, those who find their sacred text in nature must be able to live with errata sheets
. I remember the psychological loss suffered and the limbo endured when I had to trade in a homeostatic version of Gaia theory a few years ago for a more developmental view of Earth's climate and chemistry.
Part 4, "Preparing the Text" (Chapters 22-28), includes a comprehensive section on developing the various parts of a book (front matter, main text, and back matter), emphasizing topics such as page sequencing, numbering conventions, and the use of errata sheets
. It also includes a detailed discussion of copyright law and a thorough treatment of the editing and indexing processes.