Thursday, January 24, 2019

A Primer on the Rules Pertaining to Use of Depositions At Trial

In the case of Mueller v. 20th Century Glove Corp., No. 11901-2016 (C.P. Erie. Co. 2018 Domitrovich, J.), the court allowed, over the objections of various Defendants, a Plaintiff's attorney to use a deposition of a Plaintiff at trial where the Plaintiff had died during the litigation.  In so ruling the court noted that the defense counsel had an opportunity during the deposition to cross-examine the Plaintiff.

The case provides a nice overview of hearsay rules and Pa.R.C.P. 4020 pertaining to the use of depositions at trial.

Anyone wishing to review this decision, may click this LINK.

I send thanks to Attorney Craig Murphey of the Erie, PA law firm of Purchase, George & Murphey for providing me with a copy of this decision.

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