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.

LCJ and Defense Organizations Submit Formal Comment on FRCP

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.

Among other things, the LCJ comment sets a new bright line trigger for preservation - commencement of litigation – which will meaningfully clarify the time at which a duty to preserve information for purposes of litigation is triggered.

The comment encouraged the Committee to keep this and our other suggested amendments in mind as they consider addressing the problems in our litigation system. These policy-based solutions will provide much needed relief and help ensure that the FRCP keep pace with the skyrocketing costs and burdens of modern litigation.

 
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