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Governor Vetoes E-Discovery Amendments to California’s Civil Discovery Act

Governor Vetoes E-Discovery Amendments to California’s Civil Discovery Act

On September 27, 2008, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed Assembly Bill 926 (Evans), which contained e-discovery amendments to California’s Civil Discovery Act .  In his veto message, the Governor explained:

The historic delay in passing the 2008-2009 State Budget has forced me to prioritize the bills sent to my desk at the end of the year’s legislative session.  Given the delay, I am only signing bills that are the highest priority for California.  This bill does not meet that standard and I cannot sign it at this time.

The amendments included in AB 926 closely tracked several of the 2006 e-discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.  Among other things, the amendments:

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