Negotiate, or someone will do it for you.

Waggoner v Wal-Mart

“Before the Court in the above-entitled and styled cause of action… the parties are unable to agree if the deposition of Wal-Mart’s corporate representative should occur in San Antonio, Texas or in Bentonville, Arkansas.

The Court is sympathetic with Defendant’s argument. Surely Defendant’s corporate representative, a resident of Arkansas, would feel great humiliation by being forced to enter the home state of the University of Texas, where the legendary Texas Longhorns have wrought havoc on the Arkansas Razorbacks with an impressive 55-21 all-time series record.

On the other hand, the Court is sympathetic with Plaintiff’s position. Plaintiffs might enter Arkansas with a bit of trepidation as many residents of Arkansas are still seeking retribution for the “Game of the Century” in which James Street and Darrell Royal stunned the Razorbacks by winning the 1969 National Championship.

Because the Court is sympathetic to both parties’ positions, it has found a neutral site… the deposition is to take place on the steps of the Texarkana Federal Building.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT each party is to remain on his or her respective side of the state line.”

Thanks to Kevin Underhill @ Lowering the Bar. Go there to download a copy of the actual order in pdf form.


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