Arlington, WA asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for New Jersey

Q: Can a Protective Order be used in a Federal Lawsuit to prevent video tapping of the plaintiffs deposition?

intended purpose of the video tapping included intimidation and to challenge the plaintiffs disability status

1 Lawyer Answer
Richard Yaskin
Richard Yaskin
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Cherry Hill,, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Probably not, as I believe that each party has the right to notice videotaped depositions under the federal rules of civil procedure and the District Court’s Local Rules. You should be able to obtain an agreement from defense counsel, or a consent order, limiting the dissemination of the video to litigation purposes only. You can hold the other party to give you the advance notice of videotaped deposition as is required by the federal rules.


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