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March 23, 2010

Litigation: Depositions should get the "Badness" out there.

One of our writers working with Montagnard troops, Cambodia, 1968.

Get The Badness in your case out in the open. Hostile witnesses. Non-hostile witnesses. The above quote is from a 2008 article by Chicago trial lawyer Stewart Weltman that we love and apparently cannot live without: "The Two Most Important Questions to Ask During A Discovery Deposition-Part I". Excerpt:

There is a reason why it is called discovery. Invite the other side's witnesses to tell you everything they possibly can about why your side should lose. Revel in these "bad" answers---don't cringe. Make sure that you carefully dissect every part or premise of a "bad" answer.

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Posted by Rob Bodine at March 23, 2010 11:59 PM


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