Civil Procedure Keyed to Babcock
Paramount Communications v. Viacom, Inc.
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During the trial between Paramount Communications (Paramount) and Viacom, Inc. (Viacom), Paramount’s director, J. Hugh Leditke (Leidtke), was deposed by Viacom. Paramount’s counsel remained uncivil during the deposition, directing Leidtke not to answer questions, complaining about the length of the deposition, and cursing. Neither Viacom’s attorney or the court sanctioned the behavior of Paramount’s legal counsel.
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