What is a Deposition?

I have heard people mention the term “deposition.” What exactly is a deposition and what is the significance? A deposition could be defined as out-of-court testimony that is later reduced to writing and may be used for court or discovery purposes. To clarify this definition, a deposition usually involves a situation where one party in a litigation matter seeks to depose a witness or other party. This witness or other party can then be asked questions under oath. The person answering the questions is called […]

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