SB 645 introduced in February in the California Legislature to help mesothelioma and silicosis plaintiffs looks to be heading toward enactment this summer. An order for a third reading was made in early July for a bill that would aid plaintiffs dying mesothelioma and silicosis by restricting cross‐examination in a deposition to seven hours. However, a defendant may ask the court to approve an additional three hours for a total of up to 10 hours.
Depositions in complex cases would be exempt from the presumptive seven-hour limit.
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