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Category Archive for: FRCP

You Subpoenaed My Documents, Shouldn’t You Pay for Them?

In federal litigation, responding party is generally responsible for subpoena costs. However, financial hardship or state statutes or rules may shift costs.

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The Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Year One: An (Unscientific) Study

An Illinois federal court surveys attorneys on expedited discovery rules. Despite negative responses, the MIDP program might be meeting some of its goals.

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Is it OK to Redact Irrelevant Information in Document Discovery?

Generally, irrelevant information may not be redacted from documents produced in litigation unless it is protected from disclosure under another rule.

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Federal Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program Cheatsheet (Infographic)

Coming to a court near you? An infographic overview of the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot (MIDP) being tested by federal judges in Illinois and Arizona.

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6 Things We Learned About Legal Tech & E-Discovery in 2016

Six developments in legal technology and e-discovery law from 2016.

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E-Discovery Cooperation- Some Suggested Areas of Agreement

This article explains why cooperation is an important e-discovery concept and also provides some real-world suggestions about areas of cooperation.

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Do I Have to Agree to E-Discovery Search Terms?

E-discovery is a cooperative party-driven process. Agreement on search terms and methods is important. But, that does not mean you get everything you want.

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15 Issues to Consider for E-Discovery and ESI Protocols

For those unfamiliar with e-discovery and ESI, negotiating an ESI protocol may seem daunting. However, nearly every protocol covers the same topics.

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Do Email Messages Have to Be Produced With Attachments in Litigation?

There is no hard and fast rule. But, there are a few legal arguments to support producing email messages with attachments.

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Document Request Objections and the Rule 34 “Specificity” Requirement

Under FRCP 34, objections to document requests require "specificity," must state whether documents are withheld or describe search used to gather documents.

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