Archive: March 17, 2006

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Middle District of Pennsylvania Enacts New Local Rule Addressing Electronic Discovery, Effective December 1, 2005

Middle District of Pennsylvania Enacts New Local Rule Addressing Electronic Discovery, Effective December 1, 2005

The new Local Rule 26.1 creates a duty on the part of counsel to “inquire into the computerized information-management systems used by their clients so that they are knowledgeable about the operation of those systems, including how information is stored and how it can be retrieved.” The new rule also requires counsel to “inform their clients of the need to preserve information stored in computerized information-management systems so that information relevant to the claims or defenses in the case is not in any way destroyed.” In addition, the new rule sets out a number of e-discovery topics the parties must discuss in their Local Rule 16.3(a) conference of attorneys. Click “Continue Reading” below for the the full text of the new rule. Read More

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