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Bill Cosby requests damaging deposition be resealed

Bill Cosby (Photo via Wikimedia Commons.)

When is it too late to put the cat back in the bag?

In this case, the “cat” is a deposition, that comedian Bill Cosby would like to have resealed. It includes testimony about extramarital affairs, quaaludes and payments to women.

The documents were made public through a request by The Associated Press last year.

It’s too late to reseal them, the AP says, because of the resulting coverage that followed the unsealing. And that was followed by the release by a court reporting firm of the entire deposition. While the full document is no longer available, certain key parts are.

Resealing the documents would be "an affront to the public interest in transparency," the AP argues. (Hollywood Reporter)

What do you think? Is there any reason to reseal the deposition at this point?

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More drama with Cosby depositions

Bill Cosby’s lawyers sought to prevent his wife, Camille Cosby, from sitting for a deposition early this week and filed an emergency motion Saturday to delay it.

Who can blame her for not wanting to sit for a deposition? Remember what happened when her husband sat for one? It was published by the New York Times last July. In it, Cosby defended himself for a lawsuit filed by a young woman who accused him of drugging and molesting her.

A lawyer for seven women who say Mr. Cosby defamed them, Joseph Cammarata, said Mrs. Cosby was questioned under oath for two and a half hours in a hotel in Springfield, Mass., and that her deposition will continue March 14.

The civil case is separate from the criminal charges Mr. Cosby faces in Pennsylvania, where a woman has accused him of sexually assaulting her in 2004. (New York Times)

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How Bill Cosby deposition ended up being reported by New York Times

The case of Bill Cosby and his alleged treatment of women took a turn when part of a deposition was published by the New York Times this month.

In it, Cosby defended himself for a lawsuit filed by a young woman who accused him of drugging and molesting her.

A federal judge unsealed a 62-page memorandum of law in the case, which had been settled in 2006. The memorandum contained excerpts from the deposition, including Cosby’s acknowledgment that he had obtained quaaludes as part of his effort to have sex with women. The Times later learned that the transcript was already publicly available through a court reporting service. (New York Times)

How did it become available? Writing in the Daily Report, an Atlanta trial lawyer says merely including a confidentiality provision in a settlement agreement may not be enough to prevent public disclosure of deposition testimony given in a lawsuit. At the same time, obtaining a deposition transcript may not be as easy as The New York Times makes it sound, he says. (Daily Report)

Not surprisingly, Cosby’s attorneys want to look into whether the plaintiff’s attorney was involved in the deposition transcript release. He also filed a notice of appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit saying he will appeal an order unsealing certain documents. (The Legal Intelligencer)

And while discussions about this 2006 deposition go on, a new deposition will happen in the next few months. Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents 17 Cosby accusers, says a judge in Santa Monica, California has ordered a new deposition by Cosby, to be given under oath no later than Sept. 30. (USA TODAY)

Huseby deposition services

Huseby allows firm to save time and money by doing everything from the desktop. From scheduling depositions online, to setting up online video depositions, and then receiving the transcripts and exhibits directly into an online account, Huseby makes certain every experience meets our customer’s needs.

Huseby also enables attorneys to attend depositions remotely using HusebyConnect.

Click here to see the ways Huseby assists attorneys who want to make the most of depositions.

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