Advisory Committee Approves Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
On April 14-15, 2005, the Civil Rules Advisory Committee met to discuss the fate of proposed amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure relating to e-discovery. Taking into consideration feedback received during the recent public comment period, the Advisory Committee approved amendments to Rules 16, 26, 33, 34, and 45. The Committee also approved, in principle, amendments to Rule 37.
The proposed amendments will be transmitted to the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure for consideration at its June 2005 meeting, with a recommendation that the amendments be approved and transmitted to the Judicial Conference for consideration.
Mr. Alfred W. Cortese, who submitted live testimony during the public comment period on behalf of the United States Chamber of Commerce Institute of Legal Reform and Lawyers for Civil Justice, was in attendance. His report can be found here.
I am looking for information regarding the proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and how these changes will affect e-discovery, its conduct and procedure, and any implications this will have on large corporations that maintain huge databases. Any help finding relevant source material on this topic would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.