My question involves business law in the state of: MI
I would like to learn about corporate litigation process. Who can be called out for litigation from corporate firm and does the corporation have the right to pick and choose who to send to litigation.
I've got a job as design engineer at a big automotive company. I work on safety stuff, things like sensors, seat belts, air bags and such. Part of my job is to release component and assembly drawings that document part spec and performance. My name goes on the drawing as release engineer.
Don't get me wrong, we design parts per standards and we test things so i am confident in what we release.
My concern is that if i am (working level engineer) called up for deposition when someone is sueing my company, experienced lawyer from attacking side can twist my words or draw me to say something stupid and build their case around it.
So if attacking side somehow found my name from drawings, can they request my company to send me for deposition or can my company send some experienced senior guys to deal with legal matters.
I am sorry if i asked stupid question, i just want to understand details of litigation process related to who can be called up for deposition. I goggled this and it appears that basically anyone can be called up for deposition. I am worried about this as I don't really want to go to courts. If you guys have some good links i can follow and read up on this matter i would appreciate that.