A deposition is a statement made by parties to a lawsuit or witnesses in a lawsuit, under oath and in the presence of a court reporter. The person who is having his or her deposition taken is placed under oath and is asked questions by the opposing attorney. The entire proceeding is recorded by the court reporter and the court reporter prepares a transcript of the deposition. The statements made in a deposition are binding on the person who made the statements and can be used as evidence at trial.

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