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California Set to Impose Time Limits on Depositions in Many Asbestos Cases

July 2017
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Today, July 3, 2017, California’s State Assembly will vote on a new law that could dramatically change the way depositions proceed in some asbestos actions filed in California.

SB 632 was introduced by Senate Majority Leader Bill Monning (D-Santa Cruz) in February of this year and is sponsored by the Consumer Attorneys of California.

The bill would impose on defense counsel a presumptive seven-hour time limit to complete the deposition of any asbestos plaintiff who meets the requirements generally considered for preferential trial setting in California.

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This Client Alert has been prepared by Tucker Ellis LLP for the use of our clients. Although prepared by professionals, it should not be used as a substitute for legal counseling in specific situations. Readers should not act upon the information contained herein without professional guidance.

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