How Trial Counsel Can Take Advantage Of New Federal Rules

Law360, New York (November 30, 2015, 10:23 AM EST) -- On Dec. 1, 2015, substantial changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will take effect. The rule changes affect many aspects of federal court practice, most significantly with respect to the scope of discovery and early case management. While the concepts in the amended rules are not entirely new and in some instances merely codify emerging case law, the intent of the amendments is to encourage more aggressive early case assessment and efficient management of cases during the life of the litigation. These changes provide a real opportunity to reduce substantially the cost and duration of federal court litigation....

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