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In The Matter Of:
LISA T JACKSON v.PAULA DEEN, et al.PRiSCILLA SUMERLIN
February 26, 2013
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EXHIBIT
Case 4:12-cv-00139-WTM-GRS Document 146-4 Filed 04/17/13 Page 1 of 78
 
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTNORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
LISA T. JACKSON,
Plaintiff,
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CIVIL ACTION FILE
)NO. 412-CV-00139-wrM-ORS
PAULA DEEN, at al.,
Defendants.The videotaped deposition of PRISCILLA
StJMRNLIN
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taken on behalf of the Defendants,
pursuant to the stipulations set forth herein
before Carla J. Hopson, RPR, Certified Shorthand
Reporter, at 3490 Piedmont Road, N.E., Suite1050, Atlanta, Georgia, on the 26th day of
February, 2013, onmalencing at approximately
10:00 a.m
WHEELER REPORTING COMPANY, INC
1600 Northeide Drive, N.W
Suite 250
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
(404) 351-4577
Page 2
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NDEX
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EXHIBITS
(For the Defendants)
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ine
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Exhibit No. 1
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Exhibit No. 2
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Exhibit No. 3
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Exhibit No. 4
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Exhibit No. 5
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1.
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Exhibit No. 6
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Exhibit No. 7
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XAMNATIONS
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Cross Examination
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By Mr. Withers)
 
 
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Cress Examination
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By Mr. Hunter)
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ReDress Examnation
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By Mr. Withers)
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0
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Recross Examination
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By Mt. Hunter)
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LISA T. JACKSON
V.
RISCILLA SUMERLIN
PAULA DEEN, et al.
ebruary 26, 2013
Page 1
age 3
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APPEARANCES OF COUNSEL:
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OnBehalf of the Paintiff:
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. WESLEY WOOLF, ESQUIRE
S. Wesley Woolf, P.C.
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08 East Bay StreetSavannah, Georgia 31401
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hone: 912-201-3696Fax: 912-236-1884
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Email: woolf@woo1elawfirmnet
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On Behalf of the Defendants:
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ILLIAM J. HUNTER, ESQUIRE
OliverManer, LLP
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18 West State Street
Savannah, Georgia 31412
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hone: 912-236-3311Fax: 912-236-8725
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mail: bhunter@olivermaner.com
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HOMAS A. WITHERS, ESQUIRE
Gillen, Withers & Lake, LLC
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East Liberty Sreet
Savannah, Georgia 31401
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hone: 912-447-8400Fax: 912-629-6347
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mail: twithars®gwllawfirmcom
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ALSO PRESENT:
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UBBA HIERS
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ELLISA MCCURRY
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VIDEO: Ervin Parkas
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HE VIDEOGRAPHER: This will be the videotape
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deposition of Priscilla Sumerlin in the matter of
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Jackson Lisa
(Sic)
versus Paula Deen and others.
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oday's date is February 26th, 2013, and
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the time is 10:03 a.m.
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ould counsel please identify yourselves
a and state whom you represent.MR. WITHERS: Tom Withers. I represent the
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Hiers defendants in this case, Bubba Hiers
ii individually and Uncle Bubba's Seafood & Oyster
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House, Inc.
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r. Hunter, who represents the Paula Deen
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defendants, is not present but will be here
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shortly.
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R. WOOLF: My name's Wesley Woolf. I
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represent the plaintiff, Lisa Jackson.
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Oath administered.)
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R. WITHERS: And, Wes, I should have said
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the same stipulations from the prior depositions.
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R. WOOLF: That's fine.
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R. WITHERS: And read and sign?
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MR. WOOLF: Yes.
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R. WITHERS: All right.
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HE WITNESS: I think so.
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LISA T. JACKSON v.
RISCILLA SUMERLINPAULA DEEN, et al.
ebruary 26, 2013
Page 5
age 7
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R. WITHERS: Okay.
 
0. And then after St. Vincent's what did do
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THEREUPON,
 
you?
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RISCILLA SUMERLIN,
 
A. I went to Wesleyan College in Macon,
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having been first duly sworn, was examined and
 
Georgia.
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testified upon her oath as follows:
0. And did you get a degree from Wesleyan?
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ROSS EXAMINATION
A. I have two bachelor's of arts degrees, one
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0. (By Mr. Withers) Ma'am, my name is Tom
 
in psychology and one in studio art.
a Withers. We've just met. I'm going to be asking you
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Q. And when did you obtain those degrees?
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some questions about
your background,
circumstances of
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A. I graduated in 2002.
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this lawsuit, and Lisa Jackson.
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Q. And then after you graduated from Wesleyan
ii
f at any time you don't understand a
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in Macon what did you do?
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question or would like for me to repeat it or clarify
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A. I went to Vanderbilt University in
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it, please ask me to do so and I'll be happy to comply
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Nashville.
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with that request. Okay?
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Q. And what did you study there?
is A. Okay.
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A. I studied acute care nurse practitioner.
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Q. A couple of ground rules as well. You have
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Q. And how long was that program?
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to give us a verbal response as opposed to a nod of the
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A. Twenty-four months.
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head because this will be taken down by the court
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Q. And then I take it you got a graduate
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reporter and sometimes it's difficult to define what
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degree in nursing?
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the nod of the head actually means.
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A. I'm an acute care nurse practitioner.
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A. Okay.
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Q. Okay. Was that a--
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Q. Now, would you state your full name for the
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A. It's a master's degree.
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record, please, ma'am?
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Q. -- degree program?
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A. Priscilla Antonia Sumerlin.
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aster's -- that's what I'm trying to find
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Q. Miss Sumerlin, as I'm asking you questions
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out.
Page
age 8
a. unless you ask me to repeat it or clarify it, I'm going
 
ll right. And -- and that would have been
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to assume that you are giving a fair response and
 
when? In 2004?
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answer to a fair question.
 
A. Correct.
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s that a good ground rule for us to
 
Q. And then after 2004 what did you do?
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proceed upon?
 
A. I moved back to Savannah.
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A. That's a ground rule.
 
Q. And what did you do in Savannah?
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Q. All right. And as well, if you need to
 
A. I started working at Memorial Hospital.
B
take a break at any time I'm happy to do so. But if
 
Q. And what did you do at Memorial?
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there's a pending question we'll want that question
 
A. My first position?
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answered.
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Q. Sure.
ii.
A. Okay.
i A. I was a bedside nurse in the trauma center.
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Q. It's not an endurance contest, in other
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Q. Who was your supervisor when you first
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words.
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started?
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ou're not under the influence of any
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A. Immediate supervisor?
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medications that would make it difficult for you to
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Q. Yes.
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hear and answer our questions here today, are you?
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A. It was Karen Boyer.
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A. I am not.
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Q. And how long was Miss Boyer your
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Q. All right. Let's talk about your
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supervisor?
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background for a little bit. Where did you grow up?
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A. Three years, I believe.
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A. Savannah, Georgia.
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Q. And you were an acute care nurse in the
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Q. And what high school did you go to?
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trauma center. How long did you continue in that
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A. St. Vincent's Academy.
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capacity?
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Q. And when did you graduate from St.
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A. Three years--
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Vincent's?
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Q. And then --
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A. 1998.
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A. Approximately.
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