SEC wins order to depose Canadian suspect in nearly $1M penny stock con

A Canadian accused in an Indiana federal court of a “scalping” scheme to fraudulently drive up the price of a penny stock while selling off his own shares for a profit of almost $1 million must answer questions in a U.S. deposition before the Securities and Exchange Commission, a judge has ruled. The SEC accuses Michael Skerry of New Westminster, British Columbia, of executing the scheme, in which regulators allege he profited by about $950,000.

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Judge blocks release of Trump’s video testimony

A federal judge who has been a target of Donald Trump's repeated scorn on Tuesday denied a media request to release videos of the Republican presidential candidate testifying in a lawsuit about the now-defunct Trump University — images that Trump's attorneys had argued would have been used to tarnish the campaign.

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Justices toss meth conviction, advise courts on indigent depositions

A Huntington County man’s conviction for dealing meth and 40-year sentence were reversed Thursday by the Indiana Supreme Court, which remanded the case for a new trial and used the decision to send a message to trial courts. The court ruled the denial of depositions of state witnesses by indigent defendants must be supported in the record by findings of fact.

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Long-distance depositions

Technological advances in teleconferencing are making video depositions a more viable option to control litigation costs, but lawyers say in some cases there’s no substitute for in-person questioning.

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