Calif. E-Discovery Rules Welcomed, With Questions

Law360, New York (July 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- California's new e-discovery regulations should provide some needed guidance on handling electronic data in the nation's largest state court system, although exactly how the new rules will play out in a practical sense remains to be seen, experts said.

“My take on the new California rules is that they're very similar to the federal rules,” said Erin Smart, a member of the e-discovery task force at Bingham McCutchen LLP. “There are some small differences in choice of language that leave the door open for the California...
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