When it comes to insurance coverage litigation, claims representatives and their supervisors should expect to be deposed by opposing counsel. These depositions, if relevant and well-prepared, can be critical to a successful case. Here are five tips for achieving that result.

1. Make sure the deposition is relevant

On receiving a notice of deposition, your first step should be to discuss the relevancy of your testimony with counsel. If your testimony will not produce information relevant to the issues to be decided by the court, counsel may wish to object to the taking of your deposition altogether. This is particularly true where the dispute revolves around the meaning of the policy language.

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