Lawyers Turn To Cooperation To Cut E-Discovery Cost

Law360, New York (May 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As the cost of electronic discovery continues to make litigation ever more expensive, lawyers from both sides of the bar are working to promote an attitude of cooperation they say is necessary to serve clients and achieve justice.

Federal rule changes that took effect in 2006 require lawyers to meet and discuss the topic of e-discovery, but lawyers who let go of their adversarial approach have a better shot at narrowing discovery and, in turn, cutting costs, some legal experts said.

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