Dealing with difficult deponents

So you think you’ve dealt with difficult witnesses?? Ha!? Not compared to this lawyer.? Check out these video clips from a deposition of Larry Flynt.? Before you watch these clips, ask yourself how you would respond to the following situations:

  • The lawyer asks the witness if he “swears to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.”? The witness says, “No.”?
  • The lawyer asks the witness, “What is your full name?”? Rather than giving his real name,?the witness says, “Christopher Columbus Cornwallis IPQ Harvey H. Apache Pugh”?and “Jesus H. Flynt, Esq.”
  • The witness picks his nose and throws a booger on the floor.
  • The lawyer asks the witness if “You know who I am, don’t you?”? The witness says, “Yup.? You’re an a$$hole.”

Deposition Clip #1
Deposition Clip #2

If those links don’t work for you, visit http://www.courttv.com/video/archive/?and scroll down to the section, “Flashback: Flynt Hustles Falwell.”

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