BigLaw, Corporations Push For Discovery Rule Changes

Law360, Washington (November 7, 2013, 5:31 PM EST) -- Top attorneys from the defense bar and major corporations urged a federal judicial committee on Thursday to adopt proposed changes to federal rules that curtail discovery and depositions in civil cases, while plaintiffs attorneys and nonprofit law groups warned that the changes would limit their clients’ access to the justice system.

In a daylong public hearing on the proposed changes held by the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, attorneys from major companies like GlaxoSmithKline PLC, Pfizer Inc. and Exxon Corp., and large...
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