Hi MeredithThe subpoena in this situation complicates matters in my mind. Any advice from the trenches?
I have a question for your readers: Prior to giving a deposition I always ask for a payment to cover my time and expenses, refunding any extra amount. I recently had a problem with a client who balked at this and said he would "personally" insure I was paid on time.
Well that was January and still no payment -- a few weeks ago they (the deposing attorneys) claimed never to have received the invoice -- an old scam I've run into many times in my consulting career. My question is, if I don't receive the up front payment, do I have the right to refuse to appear at the deposition, especially if I've been subpoenaed to appear?
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Attorney Refuses to Pay Expert for Deposition
Payment for expert consultants to the legal community is an ongoing issue (and one we addressed in "Expert Pay Discussion"). Here is the most recent story I've heard: