Electronic Discovery Law
New E-Discovery Rules & The Attorney-Client Privilege: A Middle Ground for Waiver?
"The proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will go into effect on December 1, 2006, absent some affirmative act by Congress to prevent their adoption. Among the amendments are provisions designed to address the everapparent problem faced by corporate litigants: the volume of electronically stored information and the varying ways it is maintained make it very difficult and often cost-prohibitive to efficiently and effectively review it for privileged material prior to production. Under the current legal framework, the inadvertent production of privileged or work-product protected material creates substantial risk; at the same time, the effort and cost to conduct a comprehensive pre-production privilege review often make such review impractical."
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