West Covina, CA asked in Workers' Compensation for California

Q: Hello, I went to a deposition and did not receive a copy. What happens after 30 days?

I was informed that I must go over it and sign it in order for it to be valid and used in court. What happens after 30 days? Does it expire? Do I have to do another deposition?

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Nancy J. Wallace
Nancy J. Wallace
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Grand Terrace, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You really need to remind your attorney to send you the transcript ASAP. At the end of the proceeding, the attorneys agreed to a certain number of days AFTER RECEIPT of the transcript for you to review the transcript and submit any changes. Did your attorney get your transcript? They should have received it about 10 days after the deposition. They should have sent you the transcript with instructions. THE OPPOSITION WILL USE THE TRANSCRIPT UNCORRECTED and there might be false testimony going to the doctors if you don't go through it in a couple of days. YOU DON"T GET ANOTHER DEPOSITION. If everyone agreed that if no changes were submitted 30 days after the delivery of the transcript, you are stuck with the transcript as written even it the court report got most of it wrong and you mis-spoke and lied under oath.

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