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Managing Discovery of Electronic Information: A Pocket Guide for Judges

Barbara J. Rothstein, Ronald J. Hedges, and Elizabeth C. Wiggins
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[Washington, D.C.] : Federal Judicial Center, 2012.
2nd ed
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JU 13.8:EL 2/2012
  • Preface and introduction to the second edition
  • What is electronically stored information (ESI) and how does it differ from conventional paper-based information?
  • What is the judge's role in the discovery of ESI?
  • How does a judge promote early consideration of ESI discovery issues?
  • What disclosures of ESI are required under rule 26(a)(1)? --How does a judge limit the scope of ESI discovery to that proportional to the needs of the case?
  • What principles apply to discovery from nonparties under Rule 45?
  • In what form or forms should ESI be produced?
  • How should privilege and waiver issues be handled?
  • How is Federal Rule of Evidence 502 used to reduce cost and delay?
  • Litigation holds: How can the court promote the parties' reasonable efforts to preserve ESI?
  • What are the standards for finding spoliation and the criteria for imposing sanctions?
  • Where can a judge find additional information and guidance?
  • Conclusion
  • Glossary.
iii, 40 pages ; 22 cm
  • Shipping list no.: 2012-0371-P.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
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