Changes to a Deposition

After a deposition in a Maryland accident case, parties have the right to review and make changes to their deposition testimony. The court reporter sometimes makes mistakes, the witness sometimes talks too fast to be clearly understood, or the witness just got it wrong. In most accident cases, when a witness says the car was going north, there is a 50% probability the witness meant south.

But here is one for the ages. In a Florida case, the witness’ errata sheet was 63 pages long and included 868 changes to her deposition.

The South Florida Lawyers have a good blog post on the case and the sanctions imposed against the Plaintiff’s lawyers that total nearly $400,000.