California Legislation SB 645 Seeks to Limit Deposition Time

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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