Rule Changes Would Limit Time Spent On Experts

Law360, New York (May 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- By the end of next year, discovery of draft expert reports could be prohibited in federal cases, and deposition questions about communications between expert witnesses and attorneys could be limited, under proposed changes to Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure moving toward implementation.

The changes to Rule 26, which have received preliminary approval but still need several bodies to sign off on them before they can take effect in late 2010, are designed to rein in what proponents describe as the excessive and...
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