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Emerson Electric v. Superior Court

| by Heather Duncan, Esq.

This month’s post focuses on the little-known but very important case of Emerson Electric v. Superior Court (1977) 16 Cal.4th 1101. In Emerson, the California Supreme court held that a deposition is to be conducted as if the proceeding were a trial; therefore, in a videotaped deposition one is allowed to ask a deponent to reenact how an accident occurred, demonstrate a matter, or draw pictures or diagrams at a deposition.

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