Corporate Depositions and the Personal Knowledge Trap

May 25th, 2020 By Catherine Hanna

When entities are defendants in a lawsuit, the deposition process is not quite as easy as it would be for individual fact witnesses. Depositions of organizations are governed by Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 199.2(b)(1), which states that: If an organization is named as the witness, the notice must describe with reasonable particularity the matters on which examination is requested. In response, the organization named in the notice must—a reasonable time before the deposition—designate one or more individuals to testify
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November 12th, 2018 By David L. Plaut

A Foolish Consistency?  Cite Form Hobgoblins and the Texas Rules of Form Wayne Schiess, Senior Lecturer at the University of Texas Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy, welcomes the new edition of the Texas Rules of Form – The Greenbook as an improvement over previous editions.  See Schiess, The New Greenbook, 27 Austin Lawyer at 15 (November 2018).  Schiess notes the Texas Law Review editors in charge of the 14th edition were determined to improve The Greenbook and
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​On Writing Well

November 28th, 2016 By Catherine Hanna

“The minute you read something that you can’t understand, you can almost be sure that it was drawn up by a lawyer. ” ― Will Rogers At Hanna & Plaut, our lawyers love to write and we have discovered a wealth of material available on the Internet. Bryan Garner is a great resource. Two of Garner’s tips for better legal writing are to “summarize your conclusions up front” and to “make your summary understandable to outsiders.” Bryan Garner, 10 Tips
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