On December 1, 2012, newly amended rules went into effect in the Western District of Washington, including rules addressing electronic discovery. Notably, the new rules now require that parties contemplating discovery of electronically stored information consider adopting the newly promulgated Model Agreement Regarding Discovery of Electronically Stored Information in Civil Litigation—a fairly comprehensive order addressing many aspects of electronic discovery. Many other amendments were also adopted.
For a full copy of the newly adopted rules, click here.
For a copy of the new Model Agreement, click here.