New Year Brings New Rules To Del. Trial Practice

Law360, New York (February 1, 2013, 1:25 PM EST) -- Traditionally, attorneys in Delaware have rarely asked the courts to approve discovery extensions or to change pretrial deadlines as a result of those extensions. Trial courts would typically get involved only where it became apparent that the parties would not be ready for trial.

On Jan. 2, 2013, however, in Christian v. Counseling Resource Associates Inc., the Delaware Supreme Court issued an interesting opinion representing a major shift in the way discovery extensions are to be handled in Delaware cases, with “practice guidelines that will afford...
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