Litigation ENewsletter August 16 2012

Deposition Testimony
In most civil actions, both parties have the right to engage in discovery to gather facts from the other party and sometimes from third-party witnesses. When discovery is conducted through an oral — or sometimes written interview, this is known as a deposition. Depositions are intended to gather background on the facts of the case, establish evidence that can be used at trial or in pleadings and "lock in" the stories of the parties and the witness.