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Court Confirms Heads of Government Agencies Are Generally Not Subject to Deposition

by on May 17, 2018

posted in Recent Court Decisions,

The First Appellate District recently issued a decision confirming that California law generally prohibits the deposition of a highly placed public officer absent a limited exception to that rule.  The two-pronged exception applies when: (1) the high-ranking official has personal knowledge relating to material issues in the lawsuit and (2) the deposing party demonstrates the information to be gained is not available from any other source.  The reasoning behind the general rule of prohibiting the depositions of high ranking officials is to prevent such proceedings from consuming an officials’ ... Continue Reading

tags: Contractors State Licensing Board, Deposition, Litigation,