December 10, 2018

In this chapter, Jenner & Block Partner Andrew W. Vail and Associates William M. Strom and Lindsey A. Lusk provide guidance on taking and defending depositions under the federal and Illinois rules.  “Depositions are an extremely important and effective tool and, arguably, the most effective means of obtaining discovery and information necessary for trial or other disposition of a case,” the authors explain.  Topics covered include taking the deposition, handling objections, witness’ refusal to answer questions, recurring issues, concluding the deposition, reading and signing it, after the deposition, and enforcement issues.