In an article published in The Legal Intelligencer, Hayes Hunt and Joshua Ruby, members of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, discuss preparing corporate designees for 30(b)(6) depositions.
Corporations and other entities have unique obligations regarding the depositions of corporate designees pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6) and its state cognate, Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure 4007.1(e). An entity must prepare a designated witness to answer its adversary's questions, and the designee's answers bind the entity in the litigation. Avoiding costly mistakes and discovery sanctions requires that both in-house and outside counsel for such entities take care to prepare for such depositions and understand the rules that govern them.
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