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I'm curious about how deposing corporate representatives works in Illinois. In my area of practice in California, it seems that defendants would rather do anything, including settling, rather than actually put a corporate officer's ass in a chair next to a court reporter.


myhtago: In a corporate rep depo, you send the other side a list of topics, then they pick the person most knowledge to answer questions about those topics. It's the same as the federal rule, basically. We have the same procedure in Missouri. It's not the same as, say, asking to depose the president of a company.


Same thing here--we usually notice a "Persons Most Knowledgable" and "Custodian of Records," who can be one and the same, but it's as though you asked them to produce the corpse of their firstborn.

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