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E-Discovery Proportionality for the Busy Lawyer [Infographic]

 

In a rush, but dying to learn more about e-discovery proportionality?

 

Well, then do we have something for you! Below is an infographic outlining six factors Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(b)(1) suggests that courts and parties consider when trying to figure out if requested discovery is proportional to a case.

 

As discussed in detail in this article, amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure emphasize proportionality in e-discovery. But, without guidance, “proportionality” can be a vague concept. Coming to grips with discovery proportionality is important because a recent analysis of 2015 e-discovery case law determined that 35% of the opinions related to over-production of information.

 

So, look no further. Thanks to the following infographic, you will be up to speed on e-discovery proportionality in no time!

 

Posted on December 14, 2015 in Court Rules, E-Discovery, Electronically Stored Information (ESI), FRCP, Proportionality, Scope of Discovery

About the Author

Chad Main is an attorney and the founder of Percipient. Prior to founding Percipient, Chad worked as a litigator in Los Angeles and Chicago. He is a member of the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program Committee and may be reached at cmain@percipient.co.