The Age of e-discovery

The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) have been the cornerstone of civil legal action in the US for almost 70 years. First adopted in 1938, they have undergone no less than nine significant revisions in the course of their history that sought to streamline and improve the clarity of the legislation.

A tenth revision took effect on December 1 2006, aimed at remedying confusion around the issue of discovery, the pre-trial process by which parties in a legal action ask documents and informati

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