A Step Toward Alleviating Growing Discovery Problems

July 8th, 2014

As the corporate data environment continues to become increasingly complex and seemingly unmanageable, legal industry stakeholders from judges to corporate counsel have raised concerns with the growing cost and burden of discovery. Recent proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure promise to alleviate this burden, particularly for electronically stored information (ESI), if approved.

Amendments Pass First Step Toward Approval

In late May, the Standing Committee of the Judicial Conference approved new amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures, including revisions to Rules 26(b) and 37(e). The amendments were originally proposed in August 2013 and open for public comment through February 2014. The Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure approved the amendments on May 2, 2014.

Read the full article on Law360 here.