The deposition is an important part of the discovery process in a lawsuit. Essentially, a deposition is the taking of sworn testimony before trial. Depositions are not limited solely to the parties named in a suit and may be required for any potential witness. Attorneys may take a deposition to see what a witness knows, to preserve the testimony of a witness, or to potentially point out inconsistencies in a witness’s testimony. Additionally, if a witness will be unavailable at trial, a deposition may be read into the record as that witness’s official testimony.
Given that a contract is an agreement between parties, there are an infinite number of ways that parties can agree and a contract can be written. There are some common contract evaluation methods worth reviewing before signing a contract, however, to ensure that it will suit your needs.
“Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.”—Denis Waitley
It’s hard to argue with this advice from Mr. Waitley, a Naval Aviator turned business consultant and motivational speaker. When faced with an LLC member or members that have become toxic, disagreeable or just plain useless, converting Waitley’s advice into action is essential.