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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Deposition Decorum.

Well, that was a first.

Today, I attended a deposition where the required attire was a surgical mask. The witness is recovering from cancer at the ripe old age of 31. His immune system is shot--hence, the masks.

This alone would be cause for pause. However, I knew the deponent. I met him a couple of years ago when surfing. (Although he is not a client, his company and my client are on the same side of a business dispute.)

Then, he was a vibrant, funny and healthy young man.

Today, he is a shell.