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help for a written deposition in Pa. i got the subpoena but

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help for a written deposition in Pa. i got the subpoena but do i just, caption it, name of deposed for and title? then ask my ques.'s with a space to answer with a part where they sign as true and etc.?  Also to a out of state person can't attend trial

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Please understand that the laws do not allow us to provide you legal advice or representation, all we can do is direct you to the rules on the issue which do state as you said in your question as proper. See: PA Rule 4004 and Rule 4006.

They would sign their answers and have it notarized. When you get to trial you would have to file a motion in court to introduce the deposition in lieu of live testimony.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

just as an interrogatory, you're saying I think..makes sense I would just title it as deposition of so &so,if you can say As such could I hand write it?

That is correct, they call written depositions depositions on written interrogatories, which just means written questions.

I would type them, it looks more professional and there are no mistakes about what it says claiming the handwriting could not be read.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

a matter of convenience,for trial though a good idea.. I realize such, at bottom can I say I do swear as the above answered ques.'s as stated are true and honest to my recall, and as a rule of court need to be be clear to them, acyually can I include the last page of interrogatories, w/my name and address on it and then say it needs to be notarized, that may be better

It needs to be notarized, yes and it needs to be answered in accordance with the rules I gave you above as well. Then you can move the court because the party is unavailable to testify to admit the written deposition.
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