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According to my friend. "pre-depostion" (sorry about the loose term) is a meeting she scheduled with A's lawyer to prepare B's deposition.
My friend has not receive any formal subpoena either from count or B's lawyer (Except A showed her an email from B that has the list of witnesses that B selected, the email was sent to A, not to my friend). The reason A wants my friend to cooprate with B's deposition is she is leaving A and she will have a long time travel soon.
It looks that she does not need to attend the meeting. However, she is still an employee of A, she believe it is better to cooporate with A before leaving A, but she also does not get involved in the lawsuit to waste her time. Could you give us some advice?
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My friend does not afraid of termination as she already submitted the resignation letter.
But she is not sure if the meeting with A's layer is a depostion directly from A or a preparation for B's deposition. I heard that a subpoena can be issued by a lawyer. If this is true. it looks my friend has to go for the deposition. How can she check if it is a valid subpoena deposition?
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I sure will. Thank you so much!
A follow up question. My friend just got back from A's lawyer. It is B noticed her deposition. As she is A's employee, a subpoena is not required for an employee. Is this true?
Sorry about the confusion. According to my friend, B's lawyer sent an email to A stating that they want to have a deposition to several current employees of A. My friend's name was in the list. A's lawyer want to meet with my friend ( to preapare the deposition of B). When my friend ask if he (lawyer of A) serve her a subpoena deposition, A's lawyer replied "a subpoena is not required for an employee (my friend is still A's employee). I am not sure if I make it clear this time. If not, please let me know.
Understood. Thank you
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