2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 133. Trusts and monopolies.
133.10 Examination of adverse party.


133.10 Examination of adverse party.


(1) The examination of any party, or if a corporation or limited liability company be a party, of the president, secretary, other principal officer or the general managing agent thereof, or of the person who was such president, secretary, officer or agent at the time of the occurrence of the facts made the subject of the examination, or of any person acting for another or for a corporation, limited liability company or partnership, other than as a witness on a trial, may be taken by deposition at the instance of the department of justice in any such action or proceeding at any time between the commencement thereof and final judgment. Such deposition shall be taken within the state before a judge at chambers or a supplemental court commissioner on previous notice to such party and any other adverse party or the attorney thereof of at least 5 days, and may be taken without the state.


(2) The attendance of the party to be examined may be compelled by subpoena, without prepayment of witness fees, and the examination is subject to the same rules as govern that of other witnesses; but such party shall not be compelled to disclose anything not relevant to the controversy.


(3) The examination may not be compelled in any other county than that of the party's residence except in the county of Dane; but the deposition of a defendant who is a nonresident of the state may be taken as in other cases.

133.10 - ANNOT.

History: 1979 c. 209; 1993 a. 112; 2001 a. 61.

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