Deposition

Asked almost 3 years ago - Montville, NJ

What happens after deposition? Do lawyers talk about settlement? or is that before?

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  1. Herbert J Tan

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    Answered . Depends, however generally speaking most defense firms prefer doing an examination of you prior to offering a settlement. They are able to measure your truthfulness, likeability, etc.

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  2. Joseph William Grather

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    Answered . Again, depends on what type of litigation. Personal injury, defense attorneys probably won't talk about settlement until after the deposition.

  3. Pamela Koslyn

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    Answered . Settlement can be discussed at any time - before, during and after a deposition. The purpose of a depositon is to get information, and pin a deponent down to their facts so they can't change their story. It also demonstrates how good a witness they'd be (and how good their lawyer is), which could either encourage settlement, or not, or not have any effect.

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