FRCP Amendments Could Change Discovery As We Know It

Law360, New York (June 4, 2013, 2:51 PM EDT) -- On June 3, the federal judiciary's Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (known as the "Standing Committee") approved for publication proposals to limit the scope of discovery under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. A six-month public comment period will commence on Aug. 15, and the final amendments could be enacted by December 2015.

When they are enacted, the amendments likely will result in the most significant changes to discovery since the 1993 amendments requiring initial disclosures. While historically most amendments to the rules have broadened discovery obligations, there now appears to be wide support for proposals aimed at getting...

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