E-Discovery

The rise of E-discovery has engendered a separate body of Electronic Discovery law from select specialized high profile cases to becoming an integral part of routine civil and criminal litigation.

Electronic Discovery Rules Simplified

In 2006, the United States Supreme Court amended the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to reflect a pivotal change in discovery:  a classification for electronic records. While initially propelled from the rise of instant messages and word processed documents, today’s realm of “E-Discovery” is a world unto itself where nearly everything and anything not only … Read more…

Discovery in Foreign Jurisdictions

  Discovery in foreign jurisdictions has traditionally been problematic, and costly, for all parties involved in litigation, most especially for nonparty witnesses residing in another state. In 2007, the Uniform Law Commission formally addressed this issue with the promulgation the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act. Under this Act, known as UIDDA, litigants from the … Read more…

Response to Request for Production in Georgia Superior Court – At A Glance

Use this At A Glance Guide to learn the Georgia Code related to amended answer in Georgia Superior Court. For more detailed information, please see the SmartRules Response to Request for Production Guide for the court where your action is pending. Discovery requests may relate to any unprivileged matter relevant to the subject matter of the pending action … Read more…

Response to Request for Production in Virginia Circuit Court – At A Glance

Use this At A Glance Guide to learn the Virginia Supreme Court Rules related to Motion for Protective Order in Virginia Circuit Courts. For more detailed information, please see the SmartRules Response to Request for Production Guide for the court where your action is pending. Any party may serve on any other party a request (1) to produce … Read more…