Amazon Litigation Lawsuit: How to Benefit from Depositions & WIN YOUR CASE
Today we’re going to be talking about something called a deposition.
So if you sue someone or you sue another company, or you get sued, during the process where you trade information back and forth, you will likely get deposed and you will get the opportunity to depose the other side. Now, what does that mean? Your lawyer gets to ask them questions or their lawyer gets to ask you questions all under oath.
Now, when I am taking a deposition, my goal is to either get more information that we’re unable to get through the documents or to make sure I get verbal testimony that destroys the arguments that their lawyers made either when they sued our client or when their lawyer denied our allegations.
Something that happened just yesterday in a case I’m involved in where our client’s product allegedly harmed a consumer and the consumer sued both Amazon and my client.
Amazon’s lawyer is asking questions and he doesn’t know when to stop. And that is a vital rule when taking a deposition, knowing when to shut up. So here’s what happened… The lawyer asks a question of the plaintiff’s expert witness and he testified basically that he doesn’t know anything about the case. If I were the lawyer asking the questions, I would have stopped right then and there because you have the best testimony possible, the paid expert admitting he doesn’t know anything about the case. Amazon’s lawyer screwed it up. And what he did is he kept asking questions. Do you know about this? Do you know about that? Were you aware of this? And little by little by little, he basically rehabilitated this expert witness when we had him destroyed.
So depositions where you get to ask questions, where you get information, and one of the most important skills in taking a deposition is knowing when to shut up.
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