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I just checked what the deposition notice said and it reads

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I just checked what the deposition notice said and it reads as follows: "The scope and purpose of the deposition is to inquire into the facts and circumstances involved in this suit and for use at trial." Is that adequate for noticing the dr's deposition for use at trial even though it doesn't use the language you cited? Thanks.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking.

Deposition notices need to give only a general statement regarding the purpose of the deposition. They generally are VERY vague and general so that the party taking the deposition can discuss all relevant matters to the suit, since the purpose of discovery is to discover all information that "could lead to discovery of admissible evidence in trial."




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Customer: replied 3 years ago.


My question was a follow up to something I had asked of someone who went off line. To be a little more specific, I wanted to know if that language was sufficient for noticing the deposition of an expert for use at trial. The prior attorney online had said you need certain language like - the purpose of the deposition is to preserve testimony for use at trial - and so I wanted to check that more vague language like what I had in the question would be adequate. Thanks.

Thank you for your response.

The language is sufficient, but while it is not "mandatory" usually the language would state "to give expert testimony regarding the facts and circumstances involved in this suit and for use at trial," but it is not mandatory you put it that way. When you take the deposition, before you get into the facts you go through the expert's CV and qualifications to make sure there is enough in the deposition to qualify him as an expert in the field.
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