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Monday, September 11, 2006
New Federal E-Discovery Rules Effective Dec. 1, 2006
The U.S. Supreme Court has approved amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure concerning "electronically stored information." The amendments address problems associated with electronic discovery in cases involving large amounts of data and become effective on Dec. 1, 2006. The changes affect Rules 16, 26, 33, 34, 37, and 45, as well as Form 35.