On Notice: Using Proposed Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to Inform Preservation and Litigation Strategies Now


Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Carmen G. McLean - Partner, Jones Day




noon-1 pm

CLE Credits:

1 hr

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On August 15, 2013, the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The proposed changes include efforts to reduce the costs of document preservation and production and include deliberate attempts to distinguish certain concepts (e.g., document loss v. spoliation, curative measures v. sanctions) and clarify other concepts (e.g., scope of discovery). These amendments remain open to public comment until February 15, 2014 and, if accepted, will not go into effect until December 2015. Even so, there is much in these amendments, and the process that led to these amendments, that in-house counsel can use to inform their companies’ preservation and litigation strategies now.