Method Man Deposition Scheduled

Wu-Tang Clan rapper Method Man (born Clifford Smith) is scheduled

to be deposed in Chicago on April 5 for a civil case in which the band is accused of

beating a Loud Records representative after a concert in August 1997, according to Jim

Zouras, a lawyer for the plaintiff. The case is tied up on procedural grounds concerning

whether certain bandmembers were properly served with court papers. In his deposition,

Method Man -- who was properly served, according to Zouras -- will address only that

technical matter and not the charges at the heart of the suit.