Can a public figure be deposed in a civil lawsuit if liable to a party?

Asked about 2 years ago - Phoenix, AZ

Are public figures immune to being deposed, or can their identity be protected if compelled to give a deposition?

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  1. Anne Brady

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    Answered . Public figures are not immune to being deposed if they are a Party in a lawsuit. In Arizona, the testimony of parties or any expert witnesses may be taken by deposition. See Rule 30(a) of the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure.

  2. Connie Jo Mableson

    Contributor Level 5

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    Answered . Ms. Brady has a good answer. Public figures can be sued and their depositions taken as a part of the lawsuit.

    This posting is intended for general education and isn't "legal advice." It doesn't create or evidence an attorney-... more
  3. Barry Franklin Poulson

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Public figures have no special immunity. They do often have expensive and aggressive attorneys.

    We do not have a client/attorney relationship until you make an appointment, we discuss your case face to face, I... more

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