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Pioneering Preservation Cost Survey Results
Mar. 19,2014

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Over 300 GC’s and Others Join in Supporting FRCP Amendments!
Feb. 18,2014

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Second FRCP Hearing in Phoenix Concludes
Jan. 10,2014

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First Hearing on FRCP Gets Underway
Nov. 07,2013

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April 2: LCJ and Defense Orgs. Advocate "Requester Pays" Discovery Rule
Apr. 02,2013

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April 2: LCJ and Defense Orgs. Support Proposed Rule 37(e) and "Duke Proposals"
Apr. 01,2013

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Feb. 2013: LCJ Opposes "No Fault Exception"
Feb. 10,2013

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Dec. 2012: LCJ and Defense Orgs. Comment on Rule 37(e) and Other Proposals
Dec. 27,2012
LCJ and the three defense organizations comment on Rule 37(e) and other proposals.
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Oct 2012: LCJ Comments on Duke Subcommittee Proposals - More Work to Be Done
Oct. 31,2012
LCJ submitted a formal comment on October 31, 2012 applauding the Duke Subcommittee.
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Oct 2012: LCJ Submits Comment Urging Meaningful Change to the FRCP
Oct. 30,2012
LCJ submitted a formal comment on October 30, 2012 to once again express its views regarding the need for meaningful change in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
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Rick Richardson and Barbara Johnson Lead 5-4 Opinion Affirming 9th Circuit’s Affirmance of District Court of Arizona’s SJ for GSK
Jul. 05,2012

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June 2012: LCJ and Defense Orgs. Comment on Duke Subcommittee Proposal
Jun. 05,2012
LCJ and the three defense bar organizations - DRI, FDCC and IADC - submitted a comment concerning "Preliminary Views on the Duke Subcommittee Proposals."
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Apr. 2012: LCJ Submits Formal Comment to Address Numerous Proposals Under Consideration
Apr. 30,2012
LCJ submitted a formal comment on April 30, 2012 to highlight and summarize views expressed in a previous comment from March 2012
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Congressman Franks Encourages Rules Committee to Reform Discovery, Preservation and Cost Allocation Rules
Mar. 21,2012
Congressman Trent Franks submitted a letter today to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules stressing that the House Judiciary Committee’s Constitution Subcommittee has gathered information that demonstrates the need to improve the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
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LCJ and Defense Bar Organizations Submit Formal Comment on FRCP
Mar. 16,2012
LCJ submitted a formal comment this week to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules advocating straightforward, broad-based amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which are needed now more than ever. The comment, Now Is the Time for Meaningful New Standards Governing Discovery, Preservation and Cost Allocation, was submitted in advance of the Committee’s upcoming March 22-23, 2012 meeting.
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Mar 2012: LCJ Submits Formal Comment to Address the Need for Major Rule Reforms
Mar. 15,2012
LCJ submitted a formal comment on March 15, 2012 to highlight the solutions to the problems of excessive and unnecessary discovery and over-preservation of information currently plaguing civil litigation.
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Feb. 2012: LCJ Submits Comment to Promote Bold Rule Reforms
Feb. 29,2012
LCJ submitted an official comment on February 29, 2012 to address the solutions to the problems of excessive and unnecessary discovery and over-preservation of information currently plaguing civil litigation.
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Jan 2012: LCJ Support Amendments to FRCP 45
Jan. 05,2012
LCJ submitted an official comment on January 5, 2012 to support proposed amendments to FRCP 45.
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WSJ: An Early Christmas for Some Lawyers, $300 million in Fees for Shareholder Case Sets Off Debate
Dec. 28,2011
The week before Christmas, two plaintiffs law firms got word that together they were awarded $300 million in fees for their work challenging a takeover deal.
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Examiner: Sprung From Prison, Tort-Bar King Back Raising Money for Democrats
Dec. 06,2011
When Lerach finished serving his brief time in the federal pen, he returned to his Cliffside estate in San Diego to enjoy a fortune estimated at $200 million. And as evidenced by the upcoming fundraiser there, he picked up right where he left off as a key cog in the Democratic money machine. But considering that much of Lerach's fortune was earned by breaking the law, why would any Democratic incumbent, candidate or committee accept his tainted money?
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Oct. 2011: FDLA, LCJ Advocate Critical Florida E-discovery Amendments
Oct. 14,2011

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Aug. 2011: LCJ Formal Comment Supports Beneficial E-discovery Rules
Sep. 01,2011
LCJ took action last week to improve the e-discovery rules to which corporate defendants are held accountable.
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The Daily Record: J. McIntyre Machinery An important case for corporate counsel
Sep. 01,2011
J. McIntyre gives corporations in the United States and abroad powerful tools to avoid being compelled to appear in courts, state and federal, in jurisdictions, far-flung or near, where there is no purposeful availment. The plaintiffs’ bar is very unhappy with the decision — a measure of the justice finally, and appropriately, accorded defendants.
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Committee Ponders EDD Changes to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Jul. 26,2011
Discussions about possible e-discovery-related changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are now being circulated by a subcommittee of the Judicial Conference of the United States
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WSJ: The Senate's Lawsuit Factory - Trial lawyers use a controversial case to undermine the arbitration system
Jul. 22,2011
WSJ Journalist Kimberly Strassel discusses how the course of the alleged rape case of former Kellogg, Brown & Root worker Jamie Leigh Jones exemplifies a "textbook trial lawyers style" in which lawyers use congress to publicize certain cases and change laws to their liking.
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April 2011: Amicus Brief to the NY Supreme Court Appellate Division
Apr. 08,2011
This Amicus Brief was submitted in support of the defendant/appellant in the case of Voom v. Echostar
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April 2011: Comment to the Civil Rules Advisory Committee
Apr. 08,2011
This comment is titled “Preservation – Moving the Paradigm.”
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March 2, 2011: Letter to the ABA Commission on Ethics
Mar. 02,2011
On Thursday, LCJ submitted a letter to the ABA Commission on Ethics urging its members to consider that an expansion of ALF, particularly in the class action arena, threatens the judicial system by upsetting the balance of power between plaintiffs and defendants, creating ethical quandaries for lawyers, increasing the potential for general abuse of the system and more.
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Nov. 12, 2010: Comment to the Rules Advisory Committee
Nov. 12,2010
This formal comment, Preservation: Moving The Paradigm, was submitted to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules regarding problems related to preservation of information in litigation.
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Oct. 2010: White Paper on Procedural Rules
Oct. 25,2010
LCJ submitted the final version of its FRCP White Paper on Reshaping the Rules of Civil Procedure for the 21st Century to the 2010 Duke Law School Litigation Review Conference.
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Sept. 2, 2010: Comment to the Civil Rules Advisory Committee on Discovery
Oct. 18,2010
On Thursday, September 2nd, LCJ submitted the Comment To The Civil Rules Advisory Committee, A Prescription for Stronger Medicine: Narrow the Scope of Discovery that focused on the scope of discovery.
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Sept. 15, 2010: LCJ Joins Coalition to Oppose Deductibility of Contingency Fees
Sep. 15,2010
LCJ was just one of over 85 organizations that oppose the reversal of a federal tax law and were able to participate in a letter to the Department of the Treasury.
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June 28, 2010: Letter from CT and SC District Judges to House Speaker
Jun. 28,2010
This letter concerns Section 6 of H. 5503, the Oil Spill bill.
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June 28, 2010: Letter to U.S. House of Representatives on H.R. 5503
Jun. 15,2010
This letter concerns LCJ's opposition to Section 6 of H. 5503, the Oil Spill bill.
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Feb. 2010: Statements Regarding LCJ's 2010 Procedural Rules Project
Feb. 28,2010
General counsel, senior corporate representatives from several US leading corporations expressed their support for the LCJ/CJRG Procedural Rules Project at LCJ Meeting in NYC. Follow up statements by the corporate representatives listed below appear in February issue of Metropolitan Corporate Counsel.
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