Bill To Ease Discovery Burdens Moves To White House

Law360, New York (September 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A bill that would establish a new federal rule of evidence aimed at reducing the cost and time of reviewing e-mails and other documents requested in discovery to avoid accidental disclosure of privileged materials is a presidential pen stroke away from becoming law after being passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday.

The Senate passed the bill in February. It should be on the president's desk within a few days, a senate judiciary aide said Tuesday.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who...
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