This Comment reports the findings of a research project on the video deposition's place in litigation. Professor Thomas P. Anderson, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, supervised the project. The paper looks at video depositions from three perspectives. The first perspective outlines 30(b)(4)'s evolution through the court's interpretation of the rule. The second perspective synthesizes the many suggestions on video deposition production found in legal journals. The third perspective analyzes and collates empirical data collected from attorneys and jurors who participated in nine civil trials which used video depositions in the North Carolina Superior Court system. The empirical data also include data supplied by forty North Carolina Superior Court judges about video deposition use in their courts.
Hugh B. Lewis, The Video Deposition as a Civil Litigation Tool, 13 Campbell L. Rev. 375 (1991).