The Center for Public Integrity added another piece to its “Unequal Risk” series about asbestos compensation programs. The target of this article is the length of depositions which, in federal court, is seven hours. However, most states do not impose limits, and the ones that do vary tremendously, ranging from three hours in Illinois to 20 in New Hampshire. The article notes that for asbestos cases, depositions can be particularly important, since aggressive diseases like mesothelioma can kill the claimant before the matter ever reaches settlement or trial.
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