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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Delayed Deposition

I have had some people asking about my deposition for the SCO vs. IBM lawsuit. Well ... it was delayed. I was supposed to be deposed in Salt Lake City on the 16th of this month, however it turned out that SCO didn't have enough lawyers to cover all of the depositions going on. So I was asked to alter the date ... which was fine with me.

So my new date is this Friday ... the 31st. I'll head into Salt Lake City first thing in the morning, and the deposition will begin at 9:00am. I had to ask some questions to learn more about this since I have not been subpoenaed for a deposition before ... by the US Federal Courts no less.
  • Do I get paid or reimbursed for my time?
    • Nope. Nada.
  • Well ... how much time to I have to provide?
    • IBM is allowed up to 7 hours of "tape time". Crap! That's all day!
  • Can I blog about the experience?
    • Yeah ... but not about the content. Period. The judge said so.
  • Can I plead the Fifth?
    • I didn't really ask this ... but it sounded kinda cool.
  • Do I get to eat lunch?
    • Yeah ... there's a lunch break, but it's not counted in the 7 hours above.
  • Who pays for lunch?
    • I didn't ask, but I'm going to guess that they can't buy me lunch either!
    • (As a side note, I think that IBM and SCO ought to fairly split the cost of my lunch so that I would be equally biased.)
Hmmm ... I ownder what to wear? :-)

Well ... I'll blog about the experience. It's going to be interesting.


  • If you are upset about spending 7 hours, why didn't you just give them the declaration they offered? It would have taken much less of your time.

    Remember: the deposition was your choice.

    FWIW, I've provided witness testimony - for a car accident. I didn't expect to be paid for doing it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:28 PM  

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