It is one of the most frustrating things you can have happen after concluding a successful deposition. The witness backtracks on all the substantive admissions she has made during her testimony.
Can she really do that? Well, yes. Rule 30(e) of the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure says that the deponent can review her testimony and:
If there are changes in form or substance, the deponent shall sign a statement reciting such changes and the reasons given by the deponent for making them.
This isn’t the first time that the Business Court has allowed a deposition errata sheet to be allowed over objections that the proposed changes were excessive. Judge Diaz ruled on this issue in an unpublished Order in Bueche v. Noel, as did Judge Bledsoe in an unpublished Order in BB&T Boli Plan Tr. v. Mass Mutual Life Ins. Co.