Case Detail

In re: Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
(Regulatory Proceeding)
On May 13, 2014, WLF filed additional comments with the Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, urging it to move forward with proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that would significantly improve the way discovery is conducted in federal civil litigation. In formal comments filed with the Committee, WLF reiterated its concerns that requiring litigants to retain and produce vast amounts of discovery without regard to cost skews the outcome of civil litigation by (for all practical purposes) forcing defendants to enter into settlements as a less-expensive alternative to complying with overly broad preservation and production orders. WLF suggested ways to improve the Committee’s proposed amendments to the Federal Rules, focusing primarily on the Committee Note that would accompany Rule 37(e), which governs the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) in civil litigation.
Case Status:
Awaiting Committee response.
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