I am involved in a civil matter in New Jersey. I sent an email to all parties askinh about the status of mediation. I received an email from co-defendents counsel. He wanted to ask me some questions "off the record" about some facts of the case that only I would be able to answer. He assurred me in the email and over the phone that our discussion would be off the record he was just trying to determine whether they were going to make settlement offer to plaintiff.
I spoke with him answered his questions honestly and felt releived. The discussion was amicable and seemed positive. I know that I would have eventually had to answer the same questions under oath either in interrogatories or depositions but now I am concerned about what "off the record " really means. Now am second guessing