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 Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30, 'An objection at the time of the examination--whether to evidence, to a party's conduct, to the officer's qualifications, to the manner of taking the deposition, or to any other aspect of the deposition--must be noted on the record, but the examination still proceeds;  the testimony is taken subject to any objection. An objection must be stated concisely in a nonargumentative and nonsuggestive manner. A person may instruct a deponent not to answer only when necessary to preserve a privilege, to enforce a limitation ordered by the court, or to present a motion under Rule 30(d)(3) 


If the deponent does not know how to answer a question, he or she may state as much, but it is not appropriate for his or her attorney to push him or her in that direction.' Pogue v. Northwestern Mut. Life Ins. Co., No. 3:14-CV-598-CRS, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 110990, 2017 WL 3044763, at *11 (W.D. Ky. July 18, 2017). 

The Rule is clear: 'An objection ... must be noted on the record, but the examination still proceeds; the testimony is taken subject to any objection.... A person may instruct ...

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