How I won with a Video Deposition


Video courtesy of: El Paso tax attorney

I am 60 years old and I know that I am an old goat. Believe me when I say that as a lawyer for more than 30 years, I never had faith in technology. A couple of years ago, I had a case wherein I had a bedridden patient who I needed to depose to sue a multimillion dollar pharmaceutical company because of the wrong medication given to him in an experimental treatment. This was way before waivers were a common thing, so technically speaking; the company was like a huge dartboard for failure. The only thing that was needed to screw them over was a deposition from my client.

Without hesitation, I got in touch with a friend of mine who knows his way around video and we went to my client’s home to get the information that we needed. Of course before this, I had to ask permission from the judge and consulted with my peers as well when it came to the validity of a non-personal representation in the courtroom. Needless to say, we were able to get a crisp and clear quality video that we were able to use against the company. we won the case and got almost $20 million in damages.

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