On August 29, 2012, California passed AB 1875. The Bill adds section 2025.290 to the California Code of Civil Procedure, which limits oral depositions in civil litigation to seven hours or less. However, the new law does not apply to cases brought by employees or applicants arising out of or relating to employment. The new law provides for exceptions where any circumstances or actions unfairly impede or delay the deposition. The law also makes exceptions for expert witness depositions, depositions in complex litigation, and depositions of “persons most qualified.”