(1) counsel for the deponent
shall refrain from gratuitous comments and directing the deponent
in regard to times, dates, documents, testimony and the like;
I suggest, however, that in light of how discourse in legal settings is sometimes recorded, it is perhaps unfair to attribute the words in the deposition to the actual deponent
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* "Objection, vague," or "objection, ambiguous"--Before most depositions, the questioning lawyer typically explains some basic ground rules to the deponent
. One of those ground rules is almost always something to the effect of, "If you don't understand my questions, please tell me and I'll rephrase the question." Despite this instruction, it is common for the lawyer defending the deposition to object on the basis that the question is "vague."
While both parties may question the deponent
on this field of expertise, the deponent
is not authorized to provide expert testimony on other subjects.}
If more than one witness is necessary to provide the foundation testimony, a 30(b)(6) deponent
is entitled to provide more than one witness.
(38) Instead of applying the standard of Rule 26(c)(1), courts applying the apex doctrine require the party seeking the deposition to (1) show that the putative deponent
possesses "unique or superior" and often "first hand" relevant knowledge and (2) demonstrate it has pursued all other "less burdensome" means of acquiring that knowledge (such as interrogatories and depositions of less prestigious witnesses).
* [H.sub.0]: If [P.sub.i] < 1, than the "i" deponent
need money, and he will withdraw all the money from the bank;
Like the litigator, counsel may face deponents
who provide incomplete information or ambiguous responses.
After the organization becomes aware of the deficiency, it has a duty to substitute another deponent
who can speak to the subject.
Burnham mentions being at work on Hog Island.
At a deposition there are usually two lawyers, the deponent
and a legal transcriptionist; sometimes there is just a videographer; occasionally a transcriptionist and videographer.