Judicial Conference Approves Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

The Judicial Conference today approved the package of proposed rule amendments addressing the discovery of electronically stored information. It was approved unanimously, without question or objection, and will now be considered by the Supreme Court. If promulgated by May 1, it will become effective on December 1, 2006 absent intervention by Congress.

The September 2005 report from the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure to the Judicial Conference, which includes a copy of the amendments, can be found here.

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