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Have Massachusetts Attorneys Resolved to Cooperate in 2014?
Posted on 22 Jan 2014 by LexisNexis Textmap Partner Admin

About 40 percent of Americans apparently make New Year’s resolutions. Of those, 8 percent are said to stick with them. So the vast majority of us either think we are fine as we are or have simply resigned ourselves to our current waistlines, how... Read More

Williams Mullen Client Alert: Limiting eDiscovery In Advance In Material Contracts
Posted on 16 Jul 2012 by Williams Mullen

By JAY BRUDZ and LAURENCE V. PARKER, JR. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended in 2006 to acknowledge the increasing significance of electronically stored information in litigation. These amendments and similar amendments to state rules have... Read More

Max Kennerly On The New Pennsylvania Rules Of Civil Procedure Relating To Electronic Discovery
Posted on 30 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Effective Aug. 1, 2012, the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure will include, for the first time, rules specifically relating to electronically stored information. The amendments differ from the corresponding Federal Rules, adopting a "proportionality"... Read More

Fulbright E-Discovery Alert: No Consensus Reached On Preservation: Discovery Subcommittee Holds Mini-Conference On Sept. 9, 2011
Posted on 21 Sep 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

On September 9, the Discovery Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules convened a mini-conference in order to gather information and determine whether it is time to develop recommendations for a change to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure... Read More

John K. Rabiej On The 2010 Amendments To Rule 26 Of The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure
Posted on 9 Dec 2010 by John K. Rabiej

Important amendments to Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure became effective Dec. 1, 2010. The amendments extend work-product protection to the discovery of draft reports by a testifying expert witness and, with three important exceptions... Read More

Max Kennerly: New Pennsylvania Rules Of Civil Procedure Relating To Electronic Discovery Take Effect Aug. 1
Posted on 30 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Effective Aug. 1, 2012, the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure will include, for the first time, rules specifically relating to electronically stored information. The amendments differ from the corresponding Federal Rules, adopting a "proportionality"... Read More

Computers Replacing Lawyers In Reviewing Documents?
Posted on 12 Mar 2012 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin For those of us who work on document-intensive litigations, take note of Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck's (SDNY.) opinion released on February 24, 2012 in Monique Da Silva Moore, et al. v. Publicis Groupe and MSL Group , Case... Read More

Supreme Court Adopts Amendments To Federal Rules
Posted on 11 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RULES OF COURT Rule Amendments Fed. R. App. P. 1, 4, 29; Appellate Form 4; Fed. R. Civ. P. 8, 26, 56; Civil Form 52; Fed. R. Evid. 804 U.S. Orders of Apr. 28, 2010 The Supreme Court has approved amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate... Read More

Whose Hold Is It Anyway? Potential New Roles For Law Firms In Litigation Holds
Posted on 10 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

By Joshua P. Rosenberg The revision of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in December 2006 focused on the rapidly evolving practice of electronic discovery and attempted to deal head-on with the complex issues arising from the production of electronically... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Do You Have Control? - Document Preservation Obligations
Posted on 13 Aug 2012 by Troutman Sanders

We all know that litigants or potential litigants have an obligation to preserve potentially relevant and discoverable evidence, under certain circumstances, when litigation is reasonably forseeable. But what are your obligations when a third-party controls... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Proposed eDiscovery Rule Would Bring Relief From Specter Of Sanctions
Posted on 27 Nov 2013 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Philip N. Yannella and Arash Micaily | The Rules Advisory Committee has recommended proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that would set guidelines for courts to follow when evaluating a request for sanctions for spoliation... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Federal Court Addresses Frequently Overlooked Nuances of Electronic Document Production
Posted on 12 Nov 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Philip N. Yannella and Thomas J. Gallagher IV U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal of the Northern District of California recently issued an order in Venture Corp., Ltd. v. Barrett shedding light on the meaning of two Federal Rules of Civil Procedure... Read More

John K. Rabiej On The 2010 Amendments To Rule 56 Of The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure
Posted on 10 Dec 2010 by John K. Rabiej

Important amendments to Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure became effective Dec. 1, 2010. The amendments are intended to improve the procedures for presenting and deciding summary judgment motions, to make the procedure more consistent across... Read More