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ABA Provides Ethical Guidance on ESI; Pennsylvania, Florida Update Procedural Rules
Posted on 11 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

In case you were thinking of playing fast and loose with digital client information, new rules require you to think again. The American Bar Association (ABA) recently amended the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to guide lawyers on use of technology... Read More

Abbey Spanier LLP: Social Media Accounts Are Fair Game in Discovery
Posted on 18 Feb 2014 by Abbey Spanier

A recent Pennsylvania State Court order granting a defendant’s motion to compel the production of one of the plaintiff’s Facebook log-in credentials found that social media accounts– even if set to private –are fair game in discovery... Read More

Duane Morris: Pennsylvania Superior Court Holds Communications Between Attorneys, Experts Not Discoverable
Posted on 15 Dec 2011 by Duane Morris LLP

In a significant reversal of its prior opinion, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, sitting en banc , has ruled in Barrick v. Holy Spirit Hospital 1 that communications between an attorney and his or her expert witness are not discoverable under the Pennsylvania... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Pennsylvania Adopts Limited Set Of E-Discovery Rules
Posted on 13 Aug 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Philip N. Yannella and Maura E. McKenna In a move likely to be greeted as much with criticism as relief, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently adopted a very limited set of amendments to the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure that are expressly... Read More

Pennsylvania Judge Provides Great Resource For Anyone Researching Social Media Discovery Issues
Posted on 23 Jul 2012 by Philip Miles

In Trail v. Lesko (opinion here) , Allegheny County Judge Wettick provided a great resource for anyone researching social media discovery issues. Judge Wettick authored a 20-page opinion, running through nine Pennsylvania state court decisions addressing... Read More

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: Finding The Facts Before The Lawsuit Begins: Pre-Complaint Discovery In Pennsylvania
Posted on 8 Oct 2013 by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

By James J. Franklin and Erik B. Derr* You find yourself either facing the prospect of litigation or already embroiled in litigation. You want to discover information about the opposing party, the issues involved in the litigation, or your odds of... Read More