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Deposition Notice 101

ThinkstockPhotos-479864298In most cases you’ll need to notice at least one deposition. Here’s a handy overview for anyone new to California practice on what to include in your deposition notice and when to serve a subpoena along with it.

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CEB Question of the Month: Liability for Public Employee Witness Costs

Question: You notice the deposition of a police officer and dutifully deposit fees to reimburse the city for the officer’s salary and expenses while attending as a witnesses under a Govt C §68097.1 subpoena. But it turns out that the deposition goes much longer than you had expected, and thus the  public entity’s expenses were greater than your deposit.  Can you, as the attorney for the litigant noticing the deposition, be held personally responsible to reimburse the public entity for the additional costs?