CR 30(b)(6) Depositions Law and Legal Definition

An organization such as a corporation is a legal fiction that may act only through its agents. CR 30(b)(6) addresses the problem associated with obtaining testimony from such entities by creating a mechanism that allows a party to compel the entity to designate an agent to testify on its behalf regarding pre designated topics. Regardless of whether, like judicial admissions, CR 30(b)(6) testimony formally binds the party. It is an issue that remains unresolved under Washington law. Such depositions sometimes have equal or greater value as an alternative method to obtain discovery. Like any discovery procedure, in evaluating the scope of the topics in the notice, courts take into account the burden of assembling the information, the probative value of the information to the issues in dispute, and whether or not the entity subject to the notice is a party to the litigation.