In Georgia, if you are not a party and you do not voluntarily agree to be deposed, a subpoena is required to force you to the deposition. In addition, a witness fee and mileage costs must be paid prior to your attendance. If those things are properly served on you, you must attend the deposition or else face possible repercussions by the Court.
A subpoena is typically not required to depose a "party.". A deposition notice is usually sufficient. And appearance fees do not have to be paid to the opposing party, though court reporter appearance fees will have to be paid. Deposition notices may be served by hand delivery or US Mail, but a certificate of service is required. The safe approach would be to mail and fedex the same day.
What options are available depend on things like when the answer was due and how much time has passed. There may be other possible ways to respond but without knowing the details, it is impossible to make that determination. You need to consult with an attorney ASAP because with each day that passes your options continue to dwindle.
What do you mean by "you"? Was your business a corporation or an LLC or some other type of entity or was it you individually? The answer will help determine who they may be able to maintain a lawsuit against
If an employee is not "exempt", then an employer is required to pay overtime no matter where they are headquartered. Even foreign companies must comply with U.S. laws for their U.S. Operations. You should consult an attorney to further explore your possible claims.
Not sure exactly what you mean by not injuring the other defendants, but any individual defendant can enter into a consent judgment with a plaintiff. Another possibility is to enter into a settlement agreement which includes a dismissal of the sole defendant. If the only defendant is the medical group and there is a disagreement among the principals as to how to resolve the action as to the group, typically you would look to the operating agreement (or similar type document) to see how such...
Possibly, but without knowing the facts on the ground, I cannot give a definite answer. First, I would look at the Order extending the discovery period to see if it discusses the issue. If not and if the discovery period has been extended longer than 30 days, then the safest course would be to resend them. You must be sure to include a certificate of service, which states the date they are sent and the method of sending, i.e., mail or hand delivery.