Can a new attorney suddenly appear in a case from a firm without notifying the court or is it required to notify the court
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Connecticut
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A deposition is to take place by an attorney that I have never heard of in a firm in a case that has been going on for a year. So anyone can be used for a deposition and does not have to notify the court
Yes, so long as that attorney is representing the other party then anyone can step in and represent them. There is no notice required. Generally the other party will file a notice of appearance with the court. However, it is not required that the notice of appearance is filed.
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I accepted the last questionLast question todayI have a deposition upcoming given by a new attorney (Attorney B) for a defendant. I have been on a prior case as a plaintiff and a new case for 1 year with another attorney (attorney A) for the defendantIf I answer as long as it is truthfully and honestly at a deposition that I have previously answered all questions with the prior attorney (Attorney A over the 2 year period) is that sometimes an acceptable answer for a deposition
Unfortunately it is not an acceptable answer if it is a new question in a new case. Are you saying that the deposition is a new case from the prior deposition?
No There was a federal case for defamation that went on for 8 months and was all discovery - requests for production and requests for admissionThen a state court case for breach of contract where discovery went on for about 4 months (interrogatories and requests for production), both with a prior attorney and the federal case with the prior attorneyIf the questions are not new and were in prior discovery conducted over the prior 4 months and asked by the prior attorney could this not be an acceptable answer. Thank you and have a good evening
Thank you for all your follow up questions and for accepting my answers.Okay, now I understand. You can answer that you answered the question in your previous discovery if you previously answered the question in the same case, or cases.
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