Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 30 – Depositions by Oral Examination

(a) When a Deposition May Be Taken. (1) Without Leave. A party may, by oral questions, depose any person, including a party, without leave of court except as provided in Rule 30(a)(2). The deponent’s attendance may be compelled by subpoena under Rule 45. (2) With Leave. A party must obtain leave of court, and the […]

California CCP 2025

2025.010. Any party may obtain discovery within the scope delimited by Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 2017.010) and Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 2017.710), and subject to the restrictions set forth in Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 2019.010), by taking in California the oral deposition of any person, including any party to the action. The […]

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 27 – Deposition to Perpetrate Testimony

(a) Before an Action Is Filed. (1) Petition. A person who wants to perpetuate testimony about any matter cognizable in a United States court may file a verified petition in the district court for the district where any expected adverse party resides. The petition must ask for an order authorizing the petitioner to depose the […]

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Depositions

LA Stip I’m sure somewhere along the way you have or will discover that there is a difference in the way the original transcript is handled — there is the “LA stip” or “Southern California stip” and there is the way it is done everywhere else, which is to follow the Code.  In California it is CCP 2025.550. What the […]

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