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January 31, 2007

Sensitive Litigation Moment: Leading questions under Rule 30

Worth reading on Rule 30 is "When Are Leading Questions Permitted During Federal Court Depositions?" at Evan Schaeffer's well-traveled The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog. Most witnesses in depositions are adverse, or "hostile". So lead them. Mix it up with them. And savor the brutality if you must. But use short questions.

Posted by JD Hull at January 31, 2007 05:06 PM


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