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47 ABA Journal Deposition articles.

More than $2M in sanctions sought against Gibson Dunn and Facebook

Plaintiffs are seeking more than $2 million in sanctions against Facebook and its lawyers at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher after a federal judge said they engaged in “dilatory discovery conduct.”

How do you calculate damages in injury trials? Longtime expert witness reveals methodology

Estimating what the future would have looked like if an accident had never occurred can seem more like a thought experiment than a scientific process. But there’s a science behind it, says Michael Shahnasarian.

Kasowitz Benson is sanctioned for ‘dilatory tactics’ in suit accusing it of malicious prosecution

Updated: A Florida judge has ordered Kasowitz Benson Torres and one of its former partners to pay attorney fees for “dilatory tactics” in a lawsuit filed by the wife of Marvel Entertainment chairman Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter.

Top Texas court questions subpoena efforts by Georgia grand jury probing efforts to overturn 2020 election

Texas “is proving to be an outlier” in its courts’ response to subpoenas issued by a Georgia special purpose grand jury investigating efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, according to a story by the New York Times.

Ex-lawyer gets prison time after staging sham depositions, creating bogus documents to claim court wins

A former California lawyer has been sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for collecting legal fees from clients and then using phony legal documents to persuade them that he was winning their cases.

How to take a self-deposition to ‘right’ your future

How do you take your own deposition? When I was struggling with my retirement strategy, I took a self-deposition to prioritize my goals and find out what I wanted to do next. Through this process of self-interrogation, I discovered the answer was to retire in stages.

Weekly Briefs: SCOTUS approval rating plummets; Trumps lose deposition appeal

SCOTUS approval rating drops 10 percentage points

Only 44% of the public approves of the way that the U.S. Supreme Court is handling its job, according to a Marquette University…

Lawyers who released Trump’s ‘dangerous’ fruit deposition should be sanctioned, motion says

Opposing counsel should be sanctioned for releasing deposition testimony in which former President Donald Trump expressed his fear of being hit by hurled fruit, according to a motion filed by Trump’s lawyers.

ACLU lawyers reviewed op-ed that led to Johnny Depp’s defamation claim, its GC testifies

Several lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union reviewed the Washington Post op-ed by actress Amber Heard that led to actor Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit against her, according to testimony by the organization’s general counsel last week.

Judge won’t toss $13B suit against Baker Donelson and insurer for alleged spying on litigant

A state court judge in Georgia has refused to toss a $13 billion lawsuit alleging that Baker Donelsen and American Family Insurance conspired to spy on a litigant with illegally placed electronic devices.

Judge awards nearly $289K as sanction for conduct of BigLaw firm and its former partner

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has awarded $288,900 in attorney fees and expenses to human-rights plaintiffs as a sanction for litigation conduct by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison…

5th Circuit tells lawyer it is ‘often advisable to read the court’s orders,’ upholds $1,250 sanction

A federal appeals court has upheld a $1,250 sanction against a Dallas lawyer for the attorney fees incurred by his litigation opponent when he misread a federal judge’s ruling.

New York attorney general asks court to hold Trump in civil contempt, fine him $10K per day

New York Attorney General Letitia James has asked a state court judge to hold former President Donald Trump in contempt and fine him $10,000 per day until he turns over subpoenaed documents in her civil probe of his business.

Conduct depositions remotely with these virtual technologies

Two years have passed since the onset of the pandemic, and no matter how you look at it, things will never be quite the same. COVID-19 changed everything. In many cases, the only way for lawyers to continue to practice law and maintain business operations during the pandemic has been to take advantage of remote working technologies.

Lawyer deemed an ‘overzealous advocate’ is suspended for altering photos of police lineups

The Florida Supreme Court has suspended a Miami criminal defense lawyer for altering photos of police lineups that were shown to a robbery victim during a deposition.

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