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New Year, New Rules: Alaska and Virginia Adopt E-Discovery Amendments to Civil Rules

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On December 19, 2008, the Supreme Court of Alaska adopted amendments to Alaska’s Rules of Civil Procedure to address the discovery of electronically stored information.  The amendments affect rules 16, 26, 33, 34, 37, and 45 and become effective April 15, 2009.

The order approving the amendments is available here.

On October 1, 2008, the Supreme Court of Virginia adopted amendments to Virginia’s Rules of Civil Procedure.  The new rules address the discovery of electronically stored information.  The amendments affect rules 4:1, 4:4, 4:8, 4:9, 4:9A, and 4:13.  The rules became effective as of January 1, 2009.

The order approving the amendments is available here.

For a current list of all states that have enacted special e-discovery rules, see our updated post here.