A Practical Guide To Discovery Conference Preparation

Law360, New York (June 29, 2011, 4:47 PM EDT) -- Provisions in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure require parties involved in litigation to “meet and confer” about a variety of topics. An amendment enacted in 2006, Rule 26(f), focuses specifically on “early case assessment” and early discussion of electronic discovery issues, with the laudable objective of avoiding later difficulties or easing their resolution.

While the elements of the “discovery plan” about which parties must confer is fairly well defined in Rule 26(f), the same is not true for all of the provisions related to electronic...
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