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deponent

(dē-pō′nĕnt)
One who testifies under oath about the facts at issue in litigation. The testimony is transcribed by a court reporter and becomes part of the legal record.

deponent

(dipō´nənt),
n one who gives under oath testimony reduced to writing.
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The putative deponents claimed they lacked relevant knowledge.
At the outset of a deposition, litigators try to establish rapport with the deponent to maximize their chances of getting the witness to volunteer information.
other analogous situations, a long list of potential deponents has
III, 7-12 (noting that it was difficult to name a prosecutor because Germanicus' companions insisted that "they themselves meant to report their instructions from Germanicus, not as accusers, but as deponents and witnesses to facts.
First, while some of the limitations on the rule are of obvious value (for instance, the discovery deposition may not be admitted where an evidence deposition has been taken), others are not, such as the exclusion of party and controlled-expert deponents.
discusses coaching during depositions in section F-8: "While a question is pending, counsel should not coach the deponent nor suggest answers, through objections or otherwise.
can send military deponents away from a court-martial situs, it can also
It received a total of 1541 statements, over 50 per cent more than the original target with 1571 deponents completing CRPs.
The techniques you need to know if you want to take great depositions include exhausting the witness, restating and summarizing, boxing in, using learned treatises and scientific studies, and using cross-examination skills with difficult and evasive deponents.
As there was considerable discrepancy in the testimony of the various deponents all of whom with one solitary exception, Henry Smith, were drank at the time of the occurrence, it would be manifestly imprudent to go into particulars.
When asked about discussions with Governor Schwarzenegger (and his administration) concerning matters believed to be relevant to the events leading to the death of California Correctional Officer Manuel Gonzalez, the deponents refused to answer.
10) Either through Sproat's aid, Haydon's aid, a combination, or her own powers of persuasion, Wash was able to travel to Illinois in March 1840 to begin to communicate with possible witnesses--and to ensure that when depositions were taken in April 1840, the deponents would remember her kindly.