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”.
An overview of other states across the country that have amended existing local rules, added rules, or repealed rules.
The California Courts have experienced numerous rule changes, amendments, repealed rules and new rules effective January 1, 2014.
South Carolina District Court Local Rules were amended November 15, 2013
California Code of Civil Procedure 2025 addresses taking oral depositions during discovery.
The California Code of Civil Procedure 2031 (effective June 29, 2009) concerns a party obtaining discovery in a court action. The code specifies that any party is able to obtain discovery within the guidelines outlined in Chapters 2 and 3, however, they must abide by the restrictions contained within Chapter 5.
The California Code of Civil Procedure 473 (effective 1997) concerns a party’s right to amend a pleading filed in a court action. The court has discretion on whether a party may add or remove the name of a party, or correct a mistake in a pleading. Additionally, the court may alter the time for response of … Read more
Given the number of bizarre laws we read about on the internet, SmartRules decided it was time to investigate. Although we have not been able to confirm that smoking underwater is actually prohibited in Minnesota, we have found that the following are real laws and ordinances: One must obtain a permit to wear high … Read more