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Are We on the Cusp of Major Changes to E-Discovery Rules?

U.S. Courts' Advisory Committee on Civil Rules votes to send a slate of controversial amendments up the rulemaking ladder

, New Jersey Law Journal

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Amendments to the discovery provisions of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are being considered. The most significant — and controversial — of the proposals would narrow the scope of discovery under Rule 26; impose or reduce numerical limits on written discovery and depositions under Rules 30, 31, 33 and 36; and, in Rule 37, adopt a uniform set of guidelines concerning sanctions when a party fails to preserve discoverable information.

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