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Deposition Objections Discussed

The 1993 amendments to Rule 30, Fed.R.Civ.P., which require objections in depositions to be stated "concisely and in a non-argumentative and non-suggestive manner," were a response in part to speaking and coaching objections like "if you know" and "if you remember." The court condemns plaintiff's attorneys' improper objections and instructions not to answer, e.g. (at 25):
Mr. Grabois: Objection; asked and answered numerous times. I direct you not to answer.
Mr. Wheat: You've got to be kidding.

Unfortunately, Mr. Grabois wasn't kidding. Neither will this court.
Sanctions are imposed. See: McDonough v. Keniston, 188 F.R.D. 22 (D.N.H. 1998).

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McDonough v. Keniston