Are Pa.’s New Tech Rules A Boon To Employers?

Law360, New York (December 10, 2013, 11:47 PM EST) -- Pennsylvania practice has always possessed an old-timey charm. Pennsylvania doesn’t have “clerks of the court.” It has “prothonotaries.” Pennsylvania attorneys don’t “notice” a motion. They file “praecipes.” And Pennsylvania takes pride that its Supreme Court dates back to 1722, making it 67 years older than the U.S. Supreme Court.

But times change, and technology with it. Over the past 20 years, many of those changes have been bad for Pennsylvania employers. The growth of email, for instance, has exploded discovery costs. This often makes it impractical...
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