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Coronado v. American Honda Motor Co. Order Denying Motion Objecting to Remote Jury Trial (Alameda Cnty. Super. Ct. Jan. 3, 2021)

Order denying Honda’s objections to proceeding with remote jury trial in civil case where plaintiff’s medical condition had caused his case to be placed on preference calendar due to likelihood of his imminent death; court noted that criminal defendants have a Sixth Amendment right that…

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Joffe v. King and Spalding LLP (SDNY June 24, 2020)

Denying pro se attorney-plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration where plaintiff sought to force in-person depositions instead of moving forward with remote depositions, finding, among other things, that 6-foot social distancing within deposition room did not solve issues around use of common spaces and travel to/from in-person…

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Leduc v. Peddinghaus Corp. Opposition to Defendant’s Motion to Depose Plaintiff’s Liability Expert in Person (Filed May 11, 2020)

Argues for court to deny defendant’s request to conduct deposition in person out-of-state during COVID-19 pandemic, thereby forcing plaintiffs’ attorney to choose between exposure to virus through travel or letting defendant’s counsel “be physically present for her expert’s deposition while she is not. Defendant’s motion…

Leduc v. Peddinghaus Order Denying Defendant’s Motion to take deposition in person (Kankakee Cty. Cir. Ct. May 14, 2020)

Denies defendant’s motion to take expert deposition in person out-of-state during COVID-19 pandemic, calling defendant’s request “unreasonable at the present time” and noting that “effective use of technology makes the handling of documents and exhibits in a remote deposition both effective and efficient. Leduc v….

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