Pennsylvania Supreme Court Adopts New E-Discovery Amendments to Pennsylvania Rules: Focus on Proportionality


On June 6, 2012, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced the adoption of new procedural rules to regulate the e-discovery process. Order No. 564 (Pa. 2012). The new rules, effective August 1, 2012, provide that discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”) should be guided by principles of proportionality and facilitated through cooperation among parties.

The Order amends Rule 4009.1 of the Pennsylvania Code to include ESI as a distinct category of discoverable information, and provides guidance about its production...

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