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.
Whether you are a civil litigator, a client, or pursuing a case Pro Se, the term “forensic” will come up as you enter into discovery, and most especially with electronic discovery.
E-Discovery has become an essential aspect in numerous civil litigation cases – but what are the ramifications if the opposing party does not produce?
Among the critical issues a litigator needs to be acquainted with when dealing with evidence in a legal proceeding is that of “spoliation”.
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 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
Use this “At A Glance Guide” to learn the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure applicable to amended answer in Florida Circuit Courts. For more detailed information, please see the SmartRules Request for Production guides for the court where your action is pending. Each demand must designate the documents, tangible things, land, or other property to be inspected … Read more
Use this “At A Glance Guide” to learn the statewide rules of civil procedure (Illinois Compiled Statutes and Illinois Supreme Court Rules) applicable to responses to requests for production in Illinois Circuit Court.