Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Temporary Order Re Civil Litigation and Remote Depositions (Issued April 24, 2020)
Among other things, makes provisions for written discovery to be conducted; Permits depositions to be taken remotely and clarifies W.Va. R. Civ. P. 28 and 29 to expressly permit remote attendance by court reporters. Suspends requirement that stipulation or court order are required for remote deposition, but requires parties to meet and confer remotely prior to serving notice of remote deposition. Counsel seeking to take remote deposition must confirm that prospective deponents have access to appropriate technology enabling them to be deposed remotely.