Rule 26(f) And Automatic Stays In Securities Litigation

Law360, New York (May 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- * Background *

The new amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (“FRCP”) went into effect on December 1, 2006. The amendments are geared toward modernizing the rules to conform with the advent of electronic data discovery with a focus on “examining whether the discovery rules could better accommodate discovery directed at information generated by, stored in, retrieved from, and exchanged through, computers.” Report of the Civil Rules Advisory Committee to the Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, Rev. July 25, 2005 (“Committee...
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