How the Change to Rule 26 is Changing Discovery

September 2016

by Amber Davis-Tanner |

Litigants – especially defendants – have historically lamented the broad scope of discovery allowed by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.  Discovery often is the most time-consuming and contentious aspect of litigation.  In 2010, the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure met at the Duke University School of Law to develop strategies to “improve the disposition of civil cases by reducing the costs and delays in civil litigation…and furthering the goals of Rule 1 ‘to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding.’ ”

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Note: The above is an excerpt from the article published in the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of USLAW Magazine. Click the link below to read the actual publication.