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Using Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6) to Depose an Organization and Avoid the "Discovery Runaround"

By Greg Bass

When testimony about an organization’s policies, protocols, events, and documents, is necessary, an advocate can obtain the organization’s knowledge by using Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6). Rule 30(b)(6) requires the organization to designate one or more knowledgeable witnesses to testify on its behalf on matters known or reasonably available to it. The organization designates the witness in response to a deposition notice that must describe the subject matter to be covered.

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