Trial By Video

September 1, 2018, The Writ, “Appellate Briefs” — Video conference meetings have become routine.  Video conference depositions are rarer, but are becoming more and more common occurrences.  However, I think it is fair to say that few of us have experience with live video conference testimony at trial.  In the recent case of LaBarbera v. Wynn Las Vegas, LLC, 134 Nev. Adv. Op. 51 (July 19, 2018), the Nevada Supreme Court considered whether the district court abused its discretion by refusing to allow the defendant to testify at trial from Italy via video conference.  After concluding that the Nevada Supreme Court Rules favor accommodation of audio and visual testimony, the Court found that the district judge abused its discretion in refusing the video conferenced testimony.  To read entire article click here.

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