Interesting E-Discovery Developments

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The program at a Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. (“PLAC”) meeting are always interesting, and the one just before Columbus Day was no exception. It focused on social media and e-discovery. Here are some highlights:

“Patent” Model Order on E-Discovery

Everybody knows the expense of e-discovery in modern litigation is out of control. Well, it’s just as much a problem in patent cases as in mass torts, but at least the patent bench and bar are taking concrete steps to do something about it. The Advisory Council for the Federal Circuit created a special subcommittee with the sole aim of creating a model court order to govern e-discovery. Here’s a copy of the model order, which the special committee unanimously endorsed.

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Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, Electronic Discovery Updates, Intellectual Property Updates, Products Liability Updates

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