Yes often at depositions the deponent often get over technical in a definition in order to be evasive or otherwise unhelpful to the opposition. Often the attorney will couch the client or friendly witness and deponent will take the advise to a too far extreme.
In small doses this could have a tactical advantage but in general the deponent in this instance comes off in the written transcript as a smartass. The deponents attorney's objections are mostly BS. He did a bad job.
However I thought the deposing attorney did a good job with the exception for getting mad (which may or may not have happened in the real instance and was only included in the dramatization). The attorney giving the deposition made a good record which could really backfire on the deponent with sanctions for a motion to compel or if it had gone to jury trial would likely have ticked off the jury.
At the end of the clip it said the matter never went to trial. This came off as if the whole process was a waste. However this is the norm rather than the exception. Most matters settle or are otherwise resolved before going to trial.
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Originally Posted by Edgar
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