May 07, 2019 civil procedure

Proposed Changes to Rule 30(b)(6) Spark Support, Pushback, and New Suggestions

By Brian A. Zemil

The Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure invited comments on its proposed amendment to Rule 30(b)(6), which governs the depositions of organizations. If adopted, those changes would impose ongoing meet-and-confer obligations in connection with such depositions. The written comments submitted to date in response to the proposed changes reflect divergent perspectives about Rule 30(b)(6) depositions, the need for intervention, and the fixes for any perceived problems.

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