I recently took a deposition in a case in which I represented a homeowner in a dispute with a home improvement contractor. Opposing counsel arrived about 20 minutes prior to the start of the deposition—his client, the deponent, had arrived about ten minutes earlier—and he asked to meet privately with his client, whom he said he had never met before. I showed them to a room where they met for 15 minutes. They emerged, and we started the deposition.
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