Wednesday, October 7, 2009




A deposition is witness testimony given under oath and recorded for use in court at a later date. Along with parties to a suit, any non-party with relevant information may be deposed. If the person’s testimony is demanded of a party, then notice may be given to that person’s attorney. If the witness is not a party to the lawsuit, then a subpoena must be served on him/her if he/she is reluctant to testify in the matter. The person being questioned (deponent) is given notice of the time and place where the deposition is to be held (generally at the law firm which requested the deposition).

Since depositions are very costly and can be extremely cumbersome, Nevada limits their number to ten. However, there can be more than ten if both parties agree.

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