Discovery: Depositions

Liberty NW v. State Fund [6/1/01] 2001 MTWCC 32 Supervisors to whom claimant reported an inability to work on account of pain or a physical condition may be deposed where there is an issue concerning whether the claimant suffered an injury or aggravation of a preexisting injury.
Liberty NW v. State Fund [6/1/01] 2001 MTWCC 32 The fact that the claimant's supervisors are "busy" is not grounds for quashing their depositions. Employers and their supervisors have the same obligation as every other citizen and resident of United States to give testimony in legal proceedings.
Guedesse v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co. [3/29/97] 1997 MTWCC 13 Where Court has already ruled that allegations do not raise issue regarding timeliness of claim denial, petitioner will not be permitted to question witnesses regarding that denial. Issue is perfected already for appeal.