Fed. Circ. Chief Urges Attys To Curb E-Discovery Costs

Law360, Washington (March 28, 2012, 7:54 PM EDT) -- Federal Circuit Chief Judge Randall Rader said Wednesday that attorneys have a responsibility to help contain the high costs of e-discovery by limiting their requests, and that he is heartened to see courts beginning to adopt discovery rules with that goal in mind.

Rader, who last year unveiled a proposed model e-discovery order developed by the Advisory Council of the Federal Circuit, said in a talk at the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law Conference in Arlington, Va., that any steps courts take to rein in e-discovery costs are welcome, even if they differ from the proposal.

"I'm not concerned about...

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