In his detailed Order, the Judge emphasized that many of the questions posed in the Notice of Corporate Designee Deposition were previously answered in written discovery responses submitted to State Farm and that the Plaintiff did not object to any such responses.
Judge Connelly noted that the remainder of the questions noted in the Deposition Notice were either irrelevant or impermissibly inquired into the corporate designee's (i.e. claims representative's) mental impressions, conclusions, or opinions respecting the value or merit of a claim or defense or respecting strategy or tactics in violation of Pa.R.C.P. 4003.3.
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