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Federal courts usher in big changes to rules for discovery (access required)

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Discovery, the all-important quest for information on which litigation depends, used to involve digging through warehouses full of paper documents, piled sky-high in cardboard boxes. Today, of course, electronic storage keeps an exponentially larger number of documents much closer to ...

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Prosecutors on rule changes: There is no ‘trial by ambush’ (access required)

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Prosecutors and law enforcement interests remain strongly opposed to a series of recommended reforms in Virginia’s criminal discovery rules. After a last round of public comments, the package of changes is now before the Supreme Court of Virginia. The recommendations ...

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What every lawyer should know about e-discovery (access required)

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Electronic discovery strikes fear in the hearts of many attorneys. Unfamiliar with the terminology and hesitant about technology in general, lawyers have struggled with the tidal wave of electronically stored information, or ESI, hitting the courtroom. “The biggest mistake lawyers ...

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Criminal discovery panel is working behind closed doors (access required)

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Lawyers looking for signs of progress on criminal discovery reform in Virginia have little to go on now that a Virginia Supreme Court study panel has begun work. Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser has admonished the 23 members of a ...

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Company’s late disclosure prompted judge’s ire (access required)

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Imagine that after five years of litigating a complicated patent case, you’re headed into a jury trial in federal court. Now imagine you represent the plaintiff and you call your first witness. The judge speaks: “Ladies and gentleman of the ...

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