Join Me on the ACEDS #CaseoftheWeek Discussing In-Person vs. Remote Depositions!: eDiscovery Case Law

It’s a three-post day!  On a Monday!  That sets a dangerous precedent for the week!  😉  Nonetheless, join me tomorrow in the #CaseOfTheWeek event conducted by ACEDS and eDiscovery Assistant where I’ll be discussing a Court ruling on in-person vs. remote depositions!

The event will be tomorrow, October 12 at 11:30am ET (10:30am CT, 8:30am PT) and you can watch it on LinkedIn here.  The case I’ll be discussing is Berkeley*ieor v. Teradata Operations, Inc., No. 17 C 7472 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 12, 2021), where Illinois Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole will be ruling on the plaintiff’s request to conduct in-person depositions of a Rule 30(b)(1) and Rule 30(b)(6) witness on two separate weeks, even though that would require opposing counsel to take four 1,800-mile airline trips(!) between Chicago and California. 

Judge Cole also rules on two other requests: one involving the plaintiff’s request to compel the depositions of two other former employees of the defendant and the other involving the plaintiff’s request to compel the defendant to allow review of “Highly Confidential” documents after the parties agreed to a stipulation of non-compete with the defendant for two years after the completion of the litigation.

It’s a fun case with a fun judge and you can register here!  Hope to see you there!  Thanks to Kelly Twigger, eDiscovery Assistant and ACEDS for inviting me to discuss this case on the #CaseOfTheWeek!

So, what do you think?  Should a party be able to conduct in-person depositions in litigation during a pandemic if they want to do so?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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