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Request for Employee Testimony


1. You must request testimony (do not demand) at least 30 days before it is to be taken or received 49 C.F.R. § 9.15 (a) 
2. You must submit request to agency counsel and include: 49 C.F.R. § 9.15 (a)(1) 

a. Title of the case, docket number, and the court, or otherwise clearly identify the legal proceeding involved 

49 C.F.R. § 9.15 (a)(2) 

b. Statement of the basic facts in the case 

49 C.F.R. § 9.15 (a)(3) 

c. Summary of the unresolved issues 

49 C.F.R. § 9.15 (a)(4) 

d. Summary of the testimony sought and its relevance 

49 C.F.R. § 9.15 (a)(5) 

e. Certification with support, that you can not easily obtain the information from other sources 

49 C.F.R. § 9.15 (a)(6) 

f. Affidavit or certification describing the extent of your search for parties or potential parties as well as a list of the names of parties or potential parties notified 

49 C.F.R. § 9.15 (a)(7) 

g. Statement that you will not seek expert or opinion testimony from the witness 

49 C.F.R. § 9.15 (a)(7) 

h. Statement that you will not seek the testimony of the witness at a hearing or trial in the proceeding 

49 C.F.R. § 9.15 (a)(7) 
3. You must specify the form of testimony you are seeking (deposition, affidavit, declaration, or answers to interrogatories) and the date you need it  

a. If approved, the form of testimony that is least burdensome to the Department will be provided 

4. You must include a copy of any prior request(s) to the Department or other agency for records on the same matter being litigated and any responses (do not include the actual records) 49 C.F.R. § 9.15 (b) 
5. The agency will notify you regarding the outcome 49 C.F.R. § 9.15©

a. There may be special conditions to the approval 

Last updated: Friday, January 3, 2014