Court Says Plaintiff is Entitled to Have Her Deposition Videotaped

A trial judge in New Jersey has ruled that a plaintiff may insist that her discovery deposition be videotaped over the objection of the defense.

The judge ruled that "defense counsel’s objection is devoid of any specificity to constitute good cause. The Court does not wish to make light of any “burden” the video recording will place on defense counsel, but such burden does not rise to good cause, annoyance, embarrassment, oppression, or undue burden.13 It certainly does not justify denying Plaintiff the use of modern technology."  [Footnote omitted.]

Read the 21-page opinion here.