FRCP 37(e)

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The Rules of Preservation: “Reasonable Steps” Under Amended Rule 37(e)

Amended Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e), which takes effect on December 1, 2015, authorizes courts to impose sanctions if electronically stored information (ESI) is lost because a party failed to take “reasonable steps...more

SCOTUS Approves Proposed FRCP Amendments

On April 29, 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) took another step forward in the process. In a letter to U.S. Senate and House of Representatives leadership, Chief Justice John Roberts submitted...more

FRCP Amendments Approved

According to Bloomberg BNA, the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have been approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States and have been forwarded to the Supreme Court for consideration. ...more

E-Discovery Matters: “A Guide to ESI Preservation Responsibilities”

I am pleased to announce the availability of our firm’s updated publication, A Guide to ESI Preservation Responsibilities. I believe this white paper serves as a useful resource to anyone dealing with the complicated issue of...more

The Civil Rules Committee Goes Back to the Drawing Board on Rule 37(e)

Calling its prior proposal “too restrictive,” the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules published a substantially revised version of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) in the agenda for its April 10-11 meeting. The Committee...more

Committee Proposes To Narrow Spoliation Sanctions Under Federal Rule Of Civil Procedure 37(e)

On May 8, 2013, the Civil Rules Advocacy Committee (“Committee”) proposed several changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure....more

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